ManifestDestiny was America’s version of expansionism.

In the Southwest expansionist proponents argued that annexation would liberate the land from Papist masters, while opponents questioned the morality of such a conquest.

The profit system already started looking overseas for expansion.

This brought about questions of what America should do with the Philippines.

Once again, American isolationist sentiment pressured the U.S.

Another example of fairness during this time is the Nineteenth Amendment being passed, also in President Wilson's term, allowing women the same rights as men to vote.

Results of the Spanish-American WarThis was not a long lived war.

Workers' response
Reasons for the Spanish-American War
During the Cuban War of Independence, America was intervening in the take down of the Spanish rule in Cuba.

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Thus, in response to the dangerous workplaces in the major cities, the AFL, the American Federation of Labor, was one of the first organized labor unions.

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The main countries involved in the imperialism were such major European countries as France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Italy and, in addition to that, the developing United States of America....

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"The year 1816 found America on the cusp of political, social,cultural, and economic modernity. Celebrating its fortieth year of independence, the country's sense of self was maturing. Americans, who had emerged from the War of 1812 with their political systemsintact, embraced new opportunities. For the first time, citizens viewed themselves not as members of a loose coalition of states but as part of a larger union. This optimism was colored, however, by bizarre weather. Periods of extreme cold and severe drought swept the northern states and the upper south throughout 1816, which was sometimes referred to as "The Year Without a Summer." Faced with thirty-degree summer temperatures, many farmers migrated west in search of better weather and more fertile farmlands. In 1816, historian C. Edward Skeen illuminates this unique year of national transition. Politically, the "era of good feelings" allowed Congress to devise programs that fostered prosperity. Social reform movements flourished. This election year found the Federalist party in its death throes, seeking cooperation with the nationalistic forces of the Republican party. Movement west, maturation of political parties, and increasingly contentious debates over such issues as slavery characterized this pivotal year. 1816 marked a watershed in American history. This provocative new book vividly highlights the stresses that threatened to pull the nation apart and the bonds that ultimately held it together.

Silver coinage was a major issue for the Democrats in the 1890s

During this movement, many pieces of legislature were passed that protected workers' rights, issued voting rights to women, and also shielded children from the dangers of factory work.

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The spoils of this war for America was to look over Cuba, the Spanish also cedes the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam to the United States for the sum of $20 million.

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Today, the Virgin Islands are politically split between the British and the Americans - the eastern islands form the British Virgin Islands and the western islands form the Virgin Islands of the United States. The British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom comprising Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. The Virgin Islands that comprise the U.S. territory are run by an elected governor. The territory is under the jurisdiction of the president of the United States. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders cannot vote in United States presidential election and cannot elect voting members of Congress. They do have one elected representative in the U.S. House of Representatives who can vote in congressional committees but not in the House itself.