Ch 20: Chapter 20: The United States Looks Overseas (1853-1915)

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The United States Looks Overseas chapter of this Prentice Hall America Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Prentice Hall America: History of Our Nation textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about American imperialism.

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  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the United States Looks Overseas chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the American imperialism concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

You'll learn about all of the topics in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Reasons behind American imperialism
  • American imperialism in Hawaii
  • Causes of the Spanish-American War
  • The Platt Amendment
  • The Panama Canal

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6 Lessons in Chapter 20: Chapter 20: The United States Looks Overseas (1853-1915)
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American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

1. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

2. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

3. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

Treaties and the Law: Definition & Examples

4. Treaties and the Law: Definition & Examples

A treaty is an express agreement entered into by official representatives from two or more independent governments. Treaties are law. This lesson explains what a treaty is and how treaties are used.

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

5. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

Around the turn of the 20th century, the United States entered a period of non-colonial imperial expansion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn about the short-term and long-term effects of some of these policies in this video lesson.

US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

6. US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

This lesson will explore United States imperialism in the Americas. In doing so, it will highlight the presidencies of Roosevelt and Taft, focusing on Yankee Imperialism, the Roosevelt Corollary, and Dollar Diplomacy.

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