Spanish-American War and U.S. Imperialism <ul><li>10 th grade Social Studies </li></ul>
Learning Target: *Trace the development of the U.S. As a world power with emphasis on: A. the Spanish-American War B. U.S. Imperialism in the Far East, South Pacific, Caribbean and Central America
From Expansion to Imperialism <ul><li>Growing desire for new U.S. markets
Wanted to invest in and trade with foreign markets
Captain Alfred T. Mahan-the U.S. must sell in a foreign market-needed strong Navy to protect that market
A strong Navy would need colonies for overseas naval bases </li></ul>
Continued <ul><li>Many Americans wanted to spread ideas of Christianity and Democracy.
We had a moral obligation to spread Christianity.....White Man's Burden?!
According to Reverend Josiah Strong in 1885: “Americans were a special, God-favored Anglo-Saxon race who served as the representatives of the purest Christianity, the highest civilization. Americans have an instinct or genius for colonizing and should thus follow their imperial destiny to lift up other societies...” </li></ul>
The debate over Imperialism <ul><li>Many believed it was necessary for U.S. prosperity
Others were wary of Imperialism </li><ul><li>Did not want to compete with Europe in Africa and Asia
America would also eventually control Hawaii and Samoa </li></ul>
Be a Yellow Journalist <ul><li>Using the ideas of “Imperialism,” create a piece of yellow journalism about an event in the U.S. past or present. It must include the following: </li><ul><li>A sensational headline