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U.S. Influence Overseas

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In the late 1800's, the U.S. grew rapidly in terms of territory and political influence. How did you feel about America's connection to the Spanish-American War or other foreign matters? Choose this Topic to summarize your ideas.

In the late 1800's, the United States expanded not only its physical territory, but also its political influence abroad. At the time, many citizens felt the U.S. should maintain a policy of isolationism. Were you concerned with America's growing influence abroad? [ Yes  ]

As the Western United States grew rapidly in the late 1800's, it became more and more apparent that a canal across Central America would greatly benefit both American business and the military. Did the construction of the Panama Canal or the political events leading up to it interest you? [ Yes  ]

In 1854, Japan had a strong policy of isolationism. Thus, it was no surprise that the U.S. needed a show of military force to help establish a Japanese-American treaty of "friendship" and commerce. Were you interested in or affected by Commodore Perry's treaty with Japan? [ Yes  ]

Over the years the U.S. has involved itself in the affairs of many foreign nations. Did you have an opinion about these activities? [ Yes  ]

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