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Bundle of 2 - Age of Imperialism & American Imperialism

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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Age of Imperialism & American Imperialism. Together these two presentation cover an entire unit on Imperialism. Both presentations together number 54 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

The Age of Imperialism did not really get underway until the 1870s. Even though most earlier expansionist efforts had failed, powers began to look overseas again. The Spanish had lost their colonies in South and Central America. Portugal had relinquished Brazil. Britain's colonies, though still substantial, were spinning off to become dominions of the commonwealth.

Other than the British, only the Dutch had a substantial overseas empire, in the form of considerable spice island possessions in the Indian Ocean. Only Russia had continued expanding on land through Siberia, reaching as far as Alaska in the east and through the Ottoman Empire in the south.

Several additional factors came together to make colonial expansion seem desirable at this time: The Industrial Revolution was creating a need for raw materials and excess goods for available markets. Missionaries wished to bring the message of their beliefs to foreign lands. Many humanitarian individuals felt they could bring a better lifestyle to the peoples of the world.

Social Darwinism led many Europeans to believe that they were superior to indigenous populations and destined to rule over them. Political theorists believed that a nation that did not expand its borders was moribund and would soon be tossed on the ash heap of history. Colonies could produce a military advantage in wars with rival imperial powers. Colonies provided an outlet for population growth.
Colonies provided a field of action for ambitious young people, as well as failed businessmen or even criminals who wanted a second chance.

Power point #1 is entitled, The Age of Imperialism and contains 30 slides and covers the following:

Colonies Lost
Factors for Expansion (2)
The British Empire
The British Empire Map
British Colonialism
The Dutch Empire
French Imperialism
Other Imperialists
Imperial Japan
United States Imperialism
Reasons for Expansion: Business
Reasons for Expansion: Prestige
Reasons for Expansion: Missions
Reasons for Expansion: Trailing
Annexation of Hawaii
Spanish American War
Treaty with Spain
The Philippines
Cuba, A Protectorate
China’s Open Door
America’s Overseas Empire
The World, A Better Place?
End of Presentation

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.

Power point #2 is entitled, The Age of Imperialism - American Imperialism and contains 24 slides and covers the following:

Motives for Expansion
Falling Behind
Annexation of Hawaii (2)
"Remember the Maine“ (2)
Spanish American War
Battle of Manila Bay
The “Rough Riders”
Spanish American War Treaty
The Philippines
The Platt Amendment
Open Door Policy in China
“Open Door Notes”
Boxer Uprising
America’s Overseas Empire
President McKinley Assassinated
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Age of Imperialism.
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