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Ch 10: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 10: America Claims an Empire

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The America Claims an Empire chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of imperialism in America. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the America Claims an Empire textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans America Claims an Empire chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the American imperialism topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • History of American imperialism
  • America's acquisition of Alaska
  • American imperialist activities in Hawaii, China and the Philippines
  • The Spanish-American War
  • Treaties and laws resulting from the Spanish-American War
  • America's acquisition of Puerto Rico
  • Imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Timeline of American imperialist activities
  • Woodrow Wilson's missionary diplomacy

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6 Lessons in Chapter 10: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 10: America Claims an Empire
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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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