Which is true about the United States during the age of Imperialism?

(A) It failed keep up with Europe economically

(B) Tried, but was not successful, in becoming a world power

(C) Couldn’t control the affairs of Latin America

(D) ** Expanded in size and power


Concept note-1: -Overview. In the late nineteenth century, the United States abandoned its century-long commitment to isolationism and became an imperial power. After the Spanish-American War, the United States exercised significant control over Cuba, annexed Hawaii, and claimed Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines as territories.

Concept note-2: -In the Mexican American War (1846-1848), the U.S. conquered the northern half of Mexico. In the Spanish-American War of 1898, the U.S. seized control of the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. After these acts of imperialism, when one country extends its authority over another, the U.S. became a world power.

Concept note-3: -In addition to finding new markets, U.S. Imperialism was motivated by Social Darwinism, Manifest Destiny, and the Cold War.

Concept note-4: -Imperialism adversely affected the colonies. Under foreign rule, native culture and industry were destroyed. Imported goods wiped out local craft industries. By using colonies as sources of raw materials and markets for manufactured goods, colonial powers held back the colonies from developing industries.