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Chapter Objectives

Chapter Objective
The student will understand the growing expansionism that shaped United States foreign policy and led to the acquisition of new territories during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

SECTION 1 The United States Continues to Expand

  1. To identify the factors that led to American imperialism
  2. To explain the role of William Seward in American expansion
  3. To describe the annexation of Hawaii

SECTION 2 The Spanish-American War

  1. To identify the reasons for the Spanish-American War
  2. To trace the progress of the Spanish-American War in the Philippines and in the Caribbean
  3. To analyze the results of the war
  4. To explain the goals of the Anti-Imperialist League

SECTION 3 Involvement Overseas

  1. To explain how the United States became a world power
  2. To describe the development of the Panama Canal
  3. To analyze U.S. involvement in Latin America
  4. To evaluate the use of "big stick diplomacy"