Dbq American Imperialism

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As America imperialized at the turn of the 20th Century, America gained a lot of new land and enemies. Imperialism had both some bad and good traits. For the most part, it was immoral and cruel to many people, but imperialism helped us become the country we are today. Around 1900, imperialism became the most talked about issue within the United States. After the Spanish-American war ended and the U.S. gained many Pacific islands as a result, most Americans became concerned over whether to annex the Philippines or not. The Americans who wanted to annex the Philippines believed that they were in there as legally as the citizens themselves. Taking them was not wrong at all, nor was it violating the Declaration Of Independence (Doc 6). Albert

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