The Sugar Act had affected the colonies in different ways. The colonists assumed the new tax program to be the cause of their economic problems. There was unrest in the Philippines against the US troops resulting many deaths. The war itself had claimed about deaths of Americans by killings and diseases. Finally, the war reduced Spain to a minor power by losing its status as a major imperial power to the Unites States.
Starting from the late s to the early s, the US was involved in wars outside its territories and boarders. These series of wars and military interventions led to the gaining of control of some new territories. Hawaii was one of the new territories. Besides, the-the United States was increasingly gaining control, both economically and politically in some of the other countries especially Cuba. During this era of American Imperialism, there were some factors that drove the ideas especially the Social Darwinism and also Manifest Destiny.
Material Appendix A American Imperialism Part 1 Complete the chart by identifying the following: Identify the countries or areas where the United States engaged in countries or areas where the United States engaged in imperialistic actions during the period from about to Discuss why each area was important to American empire building—political, economic, and social. What were some factors that justified American imperialist actions?
Victories in both wars promoted America 's new found authority, and the countries new found self responsibility to look out for other countries. America 's development into a world power became evident because it could now compete with the world powers in Europe and Asia. S and its economy, but gave the U.