Essay Question:The Spanish-American War of 1898, in which the United States expanded into overseas territories, arguably marked a turning point in the relationship of the United States with the rest of the world. What factors motivated this new form of American expansion, and to what extent did those factors make American imperialism distinct from that of European empires during this period? Considerations: the founding of the United States in an anti-colonial war and its anti-colonial political traditions the ideological roots and ramifications of Manifest Destiny the interrelationship of politics, economics, foreign policy, religion, racism, and nationalism domestic opposition to colonial expansion

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