Overseas expansion by the US in the 1900s is discussed.

What were the economic, geopolitical, and philosophical motives for overseas expansion by America? How did expansion define America's emerging role in the world?

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At the end of the Spanish American war, President McKinley sent a peace commission to work out the terms, and most of the members firmly believed in expansionism from a philosophical standpoint. They believed that the US needed to take it's proper place as a major world power. They happily accepted Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Phillippines from Spain. The US was redefining its role into a major world power that was not to be messed with.

From an economic standpoing, expansionism made sense. The US gained all of the natural resources and trade in an area when they took over. President Theodore Roosevelt was a big time Expansionist, and he supported a revolution in Columbia that enabled him to take over the Panama Canal Zone. American ...