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The Five D's of American Overseas Expansion

The following Prezi describes the five reasons why the America sought an overseas empire.

Anthony Pulino

on 7 July 2015

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The U.S. has always been an expanding nation, but between 1867 and 1919 the nature of that expansion changed. Manifest Destiny moves overseas.
American Overseas Expansion
The U.S. should gain markets overseas to sell its goods and to protect existing businesses interests.
The U.S. is the true example of democracy and it must spread democracy and its values to other nations around the world.
The idea that the U.S. has a duty to assume its place among the world powers. This competition is the direct outgrowth of U.S. nationalism (belief that the U.S. is an exceptional nation), economic growth, and a necessity to establish its prestige and credibility.
The extension of manifest destiny outside of the continental U.S., dogma was influenced by the philosophy of Social Darwinism. God has ordained Americans as an exceptional and special group of people who are best suited to make decisions for others.
The U.S. should protect itself (land & people), its businesses, and its national interests. This assumes the U.S. has a strong navy available to protect those interests (must become a two ocean naval power)
Think: The Five D's!!!
The film you just watched mentions three reasons why the U.S. sought an overseas empire. There are actually five. How can we best recall these?
What motivated the U.S. to seek an overseas empire?
What are the Five D's?
"We can no longer afford to disregard international rivalries now that we ourselves have become a competitor in the worldwide struggle for trade"
-U.S. State Department Memorandum, 1898
-The Great White Fleet tours the world to showcase American naval power, 1907-1909
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""Old Glory": The flag we want waving over Hawaii."
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President Teddy Roosevelt negotiates the end of the Russo-Japanese War, 1905
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"Libya sits directly between Tunisia and Egypt--two nations that inspired the world when their people rose up to take control of their own destiny. For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant--Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world--including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents...."
Apply! Can you identify any of the D's in the following speech by President Barack Obama?
-President Barack Obama speech to the American people about U.S. intervention in Libya, March 28, 2011
Let's see how you did.
How did you know? Cite language from the text that led you to that conclusion.
"He (Gaddafi) has denied his people freedom...."
"The Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant"
"...terrorized innocent people around the world--including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents."
Let's see how you do on your own....
Assignment: Using the exercise we just completed,
1) Find two sources about current American foreign policy from a source (newspaper, news magazine, political cartoons, podcasts, etc.)
2) Read closely your two sources and identify the D (s) involved in the current event.
3) Refer to language in the text to support your choice of D.
4) How do you know your sources are reliable and credible? Give evidence.
5) Final Step Pulino's Class: Create a Google Doc and put in your shared folder. Name the Google Doc "PreziAssignMay10" Put all of your work in this Google Doc. Make sure you complete all of the steps thoroughly.
Final Step Munson's Class: Upload your work to Moodle in the assignment called "Current Events and the Five Ds"
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