The United States was on the verge of becoming a superpower just before the turn of the 20th Century. Several policies, ideals, and events played an important role in establishing this new status for the US.
This essay prompt and rubric brings together American imperialism via Manifest Destiny, The Monroe Doctrine, and the Spanish-American War. Students use their knowledge of the subjects to address the question in an essay format.
The prompt is provided on a sheet of paper that can be used for response and the 4 point rubric is provided on a separate sheet of paper.