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American Imperialism for Dummies

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Transcript of American Imperialism for Dummies

examples of American imperialism
American imperialism is the economic, military, and cultural influence of the United States on other countries. Such influence often goes hand in hand with expansion into foreign territories. Expansion on a grand scale is the primary objective of an empire, a notable example being the British Empire. The concept of an American Empire was first popularized during the presidency of James K. Polk who led the United States into the Mexican–American War of 1846, and the eventual annexation of California and other western territories via the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden purchase.[1][2]
What is imperialism?
an unequal human and territorial relationship, usually in the form of an empire, based on ideas of superiority and practices of dominance, and involving the extension of authority and control of one state or people over another
reasons why imperlialism occurs
occurs when a strong nation takes over a weaker nation or region and dominates its economic, political, or cultural life.
American Imperialism for Dummies
Imperialism is when a mother country takes over a smaller nation or colony for political, social, and/or economic reasons
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