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White Man's Burden: The Expansionist/Anti-Imperialist Debate at the Turn of the Century

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Description: Each era of history is presented unique challenges relating to the role of the U.S. in the world. At what point do the needs and desires of the U.S. supercede the autonomy of another country? What are America's rightful interests abroad? These questions, debated hotly at the turn of the century, are again important issues since the end of the Cold War. Standards 10.4.1, 10.4.3, 11.4 general

Author: Robert Kohen, Chico High School

Lesson ID: 1251

Age of Imperialism History

Description: During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. How did others in the world react. How did the ideas of Social Darwinism encourage imperialism? Standards 10.4.2, 10.4.3, and 11.4.2

Author: Small Planet Communications, Andover Massassachussetts

Lesson ID: 37

Birth of the American Empire as Seen Through Political Cartoons 1898-1905

Description: Examine six political cartoons about the Spanish-American War and its aftermath. Identify the symbols used to represent people and ideas. Discuss the political positions supported by the editorial drawings. Standard 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3 and 11.4.2 You will need Acrobat Reader to download this pdf lesson but you will not need a classroom Internet link.

Author: Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Organization of American Historians

Lesson ID: 146

Debate Over Hawaii and an American Overseas Empire

Description: After reading the Bill of Rights in Action article, "Debate Over Hawaii and an American Overseas Empire" students role play one of the groups in this important debate from the turn of the 20th century..."Should America Have an Empire?" In this class debate, one-third of the students will role-play the imperialists of 1898 who favored an American overseas empire. Another third of the students will role-play the anti-imperialists who opposed an empire. The final third of the students will represent the American public who will decide the debate. Standard 11.4.2

Author: Bill of Rights in Action, Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 294

Freedom of the Press: Yellow Journalism

Description: James Madison remarked, "To the press alone; checkered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression." Focusing on William Randolph Hearst and "yellow journalism," this month's Bill of Rights Institute eLesson explores how a free press, even with all of its faults, guarantees that newspapers are only responsible to citizens and not the government. Standards 11.4.2 and 12.8.1

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1528

Imperialism and the Spainish American War

Description: Learn aboaut how Americans felt about its role in the world at the turn of the 20th century. Interpret excerpts from speeches and writings from Theodore Roosevelt, Senator Beveridge, President McKinley, Henry Cabot Lodge, Senator Sumner, President Grant, Josiah Strong, and Frederick Jackson Turner. Answer the discussion questions or use the documents to create a document-based question. Standards 10.4.1, 10.4.3, 11.4.2, and 11.4.4

Author: Digital History

Lesson ID: 1420

Imperialism in Cartoons

Description: Students examine and analyze political cartoons related to international relations between the United States and Cuba, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Haiti during the early 1900?s. Determine and discuss the direction the artist is hoping to persuade Americans to take in its relations with the countries in question. The cartoons are reprinted from the book Latin American in Caricature by John J. Johnson. Standards 10.4.1, 10.4.3, 11.4.2, and 11.4.4

Author: Engaging Students in American History

Lesson ID: 1418

Responsibilities of a World Power: The US Acquires an Empire

Description: One of the greatest of the World's Fairs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was held in St. Louis in 1904. The Fair's organizers intended the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, as it was also called, to be educational. David Francis, president of the Fair, noted, "So thoroughly does it represent the world's civilization that if all man's other works were by some unspeakable catastrophe, blotted out, the records here established by the assembled nations would offer all necessary standards for the rebuilding of our entire civilization." Taking place just six years after the US acquired a colonial empire at the end of the Spanish-American War, the Fair's centerpiece was the Philippine Reservation, visited by nearly all of the 19 million people who attended the Fair. Standards 11.4.2 and 11.4.3

Author: National History Day

Lesson ID: 900

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