AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
(A) they thought their involvement would temper the excess zeal of other imperialists.
(B) they admired the “pureness of spirit” found in the Filipinos and other native groups.
(C) religious leaders in Europe favored imperialism.
(D) ** they saw imperialism as an opportunity to convert the “heathens” of newly acquired territories.
Concept note-1: -Some American supported it because they think it is their job that powerful nation should go in and help weaker nation while some oppose it because it is just the way to gain glory and secure their base.
Concept note-2: -In the U.S. context, a host of economic, geopolitical, cultural, and political motives caused what scholars call the “new imperialism” beginning in 1898.