In the late 1800s, this goal to push westward was expressed as Manifest Destiny. In the previous lesson you examined Manifest Destiny. In this lesson, we will investigate how America continued to push westward beyond our physical borders and start to look overseas. First, you will learn about imperialism, taking over and controlling other countries, and its origins. Then, you will take a detailed look at areas where the United States has exercised imperialism. You will learn about the United States takeover of Hawaii and the war we fought with Spain to gain territory. Finally, we will see the impact of imperialism world-wide and how it helped cause World War I. Explore the timeline from PBS to learn about some of the events that occurred during this time period.
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