10 th American History. American History Unit II – Becoming a World Power Chapter 7 Section 1- The Lure of Imperialism. The Lure of Imperialism. The Main Idea
Unit II – Becoming a World Power
Chapter 7 Section 1- The Lure of Imperialism
The Main Idea
The United States entered the imperialist competition later than the European powers but soon extended its influence in the Pacific region.
What inspired the imperialist activity of the late 1800s?
How did the United States take control of Hawaii?
How did the United States gain influence in China?
How did the United States exert influence in Japan?
Nationalism, or love of one’s country
Social Darwinism, a belief in the cultural superiority of western nations over less industrially developed nations
Christian missionaries sought to convert believers of other faiths.The Imperialist Powers
Kamehameha designed a fleet of war canoes called peleleu and were mounted with guns for his conquest of the Hawaiian Islands.