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American Imperialism

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Has the United States always been an empire? This video is packed with information on America's endeavors during the age of new imperialism, including the displacement of indigenous peoples through territorial acquisition, how wars were used to annex several areas such as Hawaii and the Philippines to be used as gateways to Latin American and Chinese markets, the Spanish-American War, and atrocities committed during the Philippine War at the turn of the twentieth century.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Includes several primary source quotations
  • Comprehensive overview of motivations behind American imperialistic actions
Cons
  • Learners should be familiar with content and perhaps use video as a summary, since the speaker moves very quickly through material