American Imperialism In The Philippines

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Imperialism is extending a country’s power through military force. America wanted to expand their power. America is imperialistic. America was very good a trading with other countries. They even have an empire oversea. Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines is a part of the U.S. territory. Imperialism started when America thought about taking over the Philippines from Spain. The Spanish-American war had many causes that lead up to the war and two were the U.S. supports of Cuba’s independence and the sinking of the U.S.S Maine. Imperialism was favored by some and others hated it. There were two presidents who were for imperialism. President McKinley was in favor of imperialism because he felt like the Philippines were unable to self-govern

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