American Imperialism : A Part Of United States History

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American Imperialism
American Imperialism has been a part of United States history ever since the American Revolution. Imperialism is the practice by which large, powerful nations seek to expand and maintain control or influence on a weaker country. Throughout the years, America has had a tendency to take over other people 's land. Authors like Frederick Jackson Turner, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Albert J. Beveridge, Mark Twain, and William James all distinctive perspectives on U.S expansion and imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.
Frederick Jackson Turner was a young American historian. Turner 's commitment to American history was to argue that the frontier past best explained the history of the United States. On 1893, he introduced
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He quotes, “The history of sea power is, largely, though by no means solely, a narrative of contests between nations, of mutual rivalries, of violence frequently culminating in war.” Mahan saw sea power as thoroughly intertwined with war. His argument was that a great navy was essential for national prosperity through military and economic expansion.
A famous campaign speech, “The March of the Flag” was addressed by Albert J. Beveridge, a politician and historian. Beveridge is known as one of the great American imperialists. He expressed his views concerning about the US imperialism. He felt our land should not be taken for granted and is well worth fighting for. Beveridge states a lot of positive aspects about it in his speech. He even opens with a powerful attention grabbing statement "It is a noble land that god has given us land that can feed and clothe the world, a land whose coastlines would enclose half the countries of Europe", he gives the audience all these positive images of our land and America and raises the question if they can govern different land why can 't America. Beveridge was hopeful for an appointment to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature, and the issue of expansionism was of importance to the nation. His remarks suggest a special destiny for America, a destiny built upon superior racial qualities and a responsibility to give to others our economic,
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