The United States And The World Empire Between 1890 And 1945

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Throughout the development of one of the greatest countries in the world, the he United States had created a world empire between 1890 and 1945. In such a short amount of time, the country as a whole as able to produce a homogenization of life where the measurement of national and international power and the level of control of economic, military, political, media, institutions, education, sport, music, etc. came together to form a new kind of American cutlure. However, during this time, it was all about the projection of the “American-self” and demonstrating characteristics and qualities that distinguished the U.S. (us) and the foreign outsider (them).
The late 1890’s was the first chance for America to prove themselves. The “worldwide
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Last but not least, it promoted a sense of national unity among the American people.
During this time, America also saw an extremely productive economy and what was able to come out of working together as one instead of multiple little groups. Americans had been focusing on literacy and technical skills that were required in the workplace. Money was being funded into education and the growing premium. “High school, college, and advanced degrees became not only credentials for employment but also markers of social status. Americans began rethinking gender roles, which would in time open the way for significant numbers of women to move into higher education and the workforce (Hunt, 83) .” With education being pushed and job opportunities on the rise, the United States was headed in definitely headed in the right direction in terms of employing their people and allowing money to be put back into their thriving economy.
As the United States started to build their own empire, the war fighting and peacemaking that marked the McKinley-Wilson years sparked a dramatic growth in the power of the American state. The years after the war brought the economy out of recession and pushed the GDP in 1918 to twice the figure at the end of McKinley’s war with Spain (Hunt, 81) . Americans also pioneered a modernity that promised a system of mass production and mass consumption which ultimately led to economic, social, and cultural
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