Being President, Monroe had a significant amount of power over the country and its government. Monroe’s Doctrine opened the floodgates for Manifest Destiny after the nation knew the government was behind it. Document A provides evidence that Monroe was correct with his prediction that America would follow the government’s lead and head west to protect the country through Manifest Destiny. The strongest argument against Manifest Destiny was the fact that would bring slavery to the new territories America gained. Not only was this false, Americans and politicians who were anti-slavery overlooked this because spreading what they considered America’s good qualities was more important to them and they wanted to follow Monroe’s Doctrine.
As a result, the United States had acquired Puerto Rico and Guam as territories. This fueled the sentiment that the United States was now a global power and had unprecedented backing for expansion. America was now ready to continue its "manifest destiny". After careful consideration of the benefits and consequences, I do believe that the United States expansionism was worth the effort. The United States was now somewhat of an empire, albeit, not as great as the powers of Europe.
Noah Glaser IAH 201 Section 009 Dr. Magee T.A. : Russell Stevenson At the time of the Spanish American War the United States went from relative isolation to increased global involvement because of wanting to Americanize the world and having commercial interests abroad. The consequences of this increased global involvement on American society were increased levels of racism towards Asians, specifically Japanese-Americans, and the United States establishing itself as a world power that was attempting to make the world a better place. The time of the Spanish-American War was an interesting period in history for the United States. The nation as a whole was very optimistic about the future due to the U.S becoming more influential around
The spectacular continental expansion Westward and the advent of new technologies during the industrial revolution were rapidly allowing for new concepts and new propositions. The widespread recognition of Social Darwinism provided Americans with a sense of moral superiority – an obligation to assist backward cultures and seemingly ‘remedial’ civilisations all over the world. The Monroe Doctrine remained a bold international statement of American authority, and the new ‘Manifest Destiny’ represented action and divine guidance. America was brimming with optimism, frustration, chivalry, hope and action. Despite McKinley’s attempts at diplomacy, he was feeble opposition to the emotional magnitude of what was emerging in America.
In regard to the contributing factors and principles that led to the early foundation of American foreign diplomacy, Norman A. Graebner argues in “The Pursuit of Interests and a Balance of Power,” that the Founding Fathers were strongly motivated in their belief that a firm approach of restraint had to be universally well established on what they perceived to be the ambitious yet natural disposition of all nation states to become involved or committed in external international conflicts, in order to not only ensure the advancement of the stately self interest of the new American Republic but also thereby secure its very survival and growth within the global context of a world in which the Founders considered it paramount for European powers
The attitude, "we're as good as European nations" was amplified more than ever by the jingoists, or extreme nationalists. Echoing this sentiment, Josiah Strong's "Our Country," recognizes the Anglo-Saxon advantage on the west shores of the Atlantic. As America sought to grow, America also sought to protect its overseas territories, and, more importantly, its existing territories. By acquiring Alaska, the Alleutian Islands, Midway Island, Hawaii, Guam, and Samoa, the perimeter of America extended. This issue of national security as a root for imperialism was mentioned in Henry Cabot Lodge's "Our Blundering Foreign Policy."
American Imperialism HIS204 Eric Reed July 12, 2011 American Imperialism Imperialism became a part of the world in the nineteenth century. America decided to become an imperial nation in the late nineteenth century. Imperialism was adopted because of interests in other countries. The United States became more involved with other countries due to imperialism. Imperialism was popular in America but not everyone agreed with the policy.
American Imperialism With the growth of the industrial revolution and technology in America, the desire for imperialism became more evident. I will explore the cause and effect of Imperialism, what other countries were involved, and the views of supporters as well as the detractors of this policy. Imperialism is the object-less disposition of a state to expansion by force without assigned limits. England, France, and Russia wanted to control foreign people and lands, in the early nineteenth century. So by the late nineteenth century imperialism was adopted because the technology of arms and the networks of commerce brought the prospect of effective, truly global empires within much closer reach.
Written at the beginning of the Revolution, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” became a driving force and motivated the colonists to strengthen their determination for America’s independence. In this political pamphlet Paine both attests that there are natural rights everyone is entitled to and draws a sharp line between society and government. In doing so Paine also divides himself into a pre-Revolution idealist and a Revolutionary materialist. This conflict between the idealist and materialistic perspective follows Paine through the entirety of his work. Paine declares that the time to form a Continental union is now and that changes need to be made that will not only affect the present but also future generations.
Natasha Nieves P.6 Manifest Destiny “It was America’s right to stretch from sea to shining sea, not only was there a responsibility to hold to our citizens to gain valuable natural resources, but also to civilize this beautiful land” – Unknown. Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States was preordained by God to expand throughout North America. Many great achievements have been the effect of America’s fulfillment of its Manifest Destiny. America has not only geographically succeeded but the glorious success has carried its self to the present day. The origin of Manifest Destiny comes from the influential Puritan John Winthrop writing.