Colonialism: American Imperialism In The United States

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American Imperialism

The primary objective of any empire is to expand its powers and influence beyond its borders. Imperialism has been around for many centuries and many nations have sought to dominate over weaker nations as long ago as ancient Mesopotamia. Their motivations are usually very similar which were to obtain natural resources, overthrow their enemies, search for wealth, and gain power. American imperialism was driven by beliefs from social Darwinism and manifest destiny and that people of the world needed to be dominated by the Anglo-Saxon race in which they perceived was the most evolved one. During the late 1800’s, the economy of the United States began growing very rapidly and it became difficult for domestic markets to accommodate

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