American History Essay

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From Relative Isolation to Global Involvement At the time of the Spanish American War the United States went from relative isolation to increased global involvement because of the American diplomats were compelled to adjust to the antiquated foreign affairs developments in practicing the world leadership. The consequences of this increased global involvement on American society were changing in the way the nation perceived enemies and making people and nations referring to United States as imperialists. Isolationism has been used to connote the longstanding withdrawal of Americans from the wars and alliances of Europe. The isolationist view was that the America’s ideologies of the world differed from those of the Europe societies, wherein the American believed in the cause of democracy and freedom as opposed to war. The historians have referred to the 31 years of isolation after the Civil War as a period when the American was least active in foreign relations, and it was also the last of such period in the United States history. The isolationism period ended due to the Spanish-American War of 1898, as the isolationists were a group of people, which were progressive, conservative, and peace activists, but their ideologies were not consisted, and as a result, they faced organized opposition from the internationalists. Thus, after the Civil War, the Americans decided to expand westward and to establish a powerful and strong economy. The countries decided to reform the nation’s basic foreign policies, but they continued to hold the isolation principles and neutrality position. The American interest was trade, communication, and transportation in the Caribbean and Pacific. They wanted to expand their influence overseas, with the intention of pursuing the alignments and agreements of trade, spreading Christianity, and spreading their democratic ideals. At this period,

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