Near the end of the nineteenth century, the United States took control of a number of territories, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Some people believe that imperialism was the only option because the US had a responsibility to educate poorer, less “civilized” people and share American technology and democracy.
Do you think this was a legitimate idea or just an excuse for imperialism? Explain your answer.
American History 2
What is a "bellringer"?
A "bellringer" is an opening activity for our class. It will usually consist of a short writing prompt related to a topic we will cover in class each day.
Read the blog post with today's opening question. Respond to the question with a paragraph of about 5 sentences.