USII Imperialism Essay
By: Jack Sylvia
From 1870 to 1920, Imperialism in the United States was at an all time high. They invaded multiple territories using military force, with the idea of being the World Leader in the near future.
The US accused Spain of destroying the USS. Main, and posted it all over the news papers in bold print. This aggravated people it the US and gained their support in the (unneeded) war with Spain.
When the US was trying to gain Cuba and Spain refused to let them. This caused a war between Spain and America that would result in the loss of thousands of lives.
The US depicted foreigners as less than equal people in there political cartoons, and didn't treat them as equals. They also made citizens of the US believe that these foreigners weren't equal. An example of this is when they depicted the Chinese as some sort of devil or animal.