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  1. Reasons for US Imperialism US History: Spiconardi

  2. Starter • What do you need in order to become an industrialized and manufacturing centered country?

  3. Imperialism • Imperialism  a policy of politically and economically controlling another country • Can you think of some examples?

  4. Reasons for Imperialism • The western frontier closes • “And now, four centuries from the discovery of America…the frontier has gone, and with its going has closed the first period of American History.” ~Frederick Jackson Turner • America needed ground on which to expand • Expansionism would renew the strength of America

  5. Reasons for Imperialism • “Keeping up with the Jones” • America saw European nations acquiring overseas colonies, so the U.S. had to remain competitive. • Need for raw materials • Needed oil, rubber, lumber, etc. • New Markets • The Industrial Revolution allowed Americans to manufacture more than American consumers could buy • Needed new consumers

  6. The White Man’s Burden • The White Man’s Burden  A poem by Rudyard Kipling encouraging American imperialism in the Philippines. • Based on the poem, what are two additional reasons for American Imperialism? • Civilize and Christianize “inferior” peoples • Help end famine and disease

  7. The White Man’s Burden What is the irony in this political cartoon?

  8. The White Man’s Burden According to this cartoon, what is the White Man’s Burden?

  9. The White Man’s Burden According to this advertisement, why should people buy Pears’ Soap?