Resources: All outside sources for this assignment, primary and secondary, need to come from JSTOR, a database available through the Ashford University Online Library. Before beginning your research into JSTOR, review the resources from Week One about the differences between primary and secondary sources:
BeamLibrary. (2009, September 23). Primary, secondary, tertiary sources . [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttp://youtu.be/L5DdedR_iF8
Review the How to Research Primary Sources and How to Research Secondary Sources in the Ashford Writing Center located in the Learning Resources tab in the left navigation bar.
Draw from material in the following video for a discussion of American foreign policy generally:
(2001). America becomes a world power [Television series episode]. In America in the 20th Century. New York, NY: Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Retrieved fromhttp://digital.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=36214&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
Instructions: After reviewing your Instructor’s Guidance and completing the weekly reading assignments (including those in the resource section below), please post a substantive discussion post of at least 200 words that analyzes American Imperialism in either the Philippines or Latin America, using the following questions as the basis of your analysis:
How did American foreign policy become more interventionist (aggressive) from the 1890s into the twentieth century?
What issues led to the Filipino Insurrection? How was this conflict perceived in the United States?
What arguments did Americans use to justify their colonization of the Philippines? What arguments were used against colonization?
Why did the U.S. want to build a canal across Central America? How did the U.S. eventually accomplish this?
What is the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, and how was it used to justify imperialism?
In your opinion, which branch of the service, the Army or the Navy was more influential in this period of imperialism? Why?