This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Age of Imperialism - American Imperialism. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Imperialism is a nice tidy word for a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force: The United States had a long tradition of territorial expansion and was eager to expand more. Gains of adjacent territory in the 19th century, such as the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the areas won from Mexico in 1848, and U.S. expansion across the continent, all enhanced American stature.
In the 1890s, several motives combined to build pressure for expansion overseas. Business leaders wanted overseas markets. Products basic to the American economy—including cotton, wheat, iron, steel, and agricultural equipment—already depended heavily on foreign sales.
Business leaders feared that if the United States failed to gain new markets abroad, other nations would claim them, and these markets would be lost to U.S. enterprise.
The presentation covers the following:
Motives for Expansion
Annexation of Hawaii (2)
"Remember the Maine“ (2)
Spanish American War
Battle of Manila Bay
The “Rough Riders”
Spanish American War Treaty
The Platt Amendment
Open Door Policy in China
“Open Door Notes”
America’s Overseas Empire
President McKinley Assassinated
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Age of Imperialism.