T. Roosevelt's International Expansion Of America

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As America became an industrial giant she was in many ways still a small nation. America's international influence was minimal, in large part due to precedent set down by Washington and other early Presidents. In reality, though, America was not a powerful nation militarily and the level of business conducted internationally by American concerns was relatively small. The rapid growth of American industry forced business to look elsewhere and the government was obliged to help find markets for these products. The influence of industrialists and Social Darwinism is evident in the motivations for American expansion. T. Roosevelt foreshadows what is to come in 1897 because he said that in order to protect American, US will have to go to war,
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