History 1310 Section 51 U.S. History to 1877, Spring 2023
Essay Exam #1
Due: 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21
Read: Chapter 21 (textbook-Becoming America)
and “Our Country and Its Possible Future” by Josiah Strong (1885) (on Moodle)
Watch: “How The U.S Leaves Behind Its Own American Territories” AJ+ (9:37 min) via Moodle
Firstly, describe the imperialistic climate of the late 19th and early 20th century United States, an era
often described as the “American Empire,” using the information provided in Chapter 21. During
such era of the “American Empire,” secondly, explain how Josiah Strong justified aggressive United
States foreign policy towards small Caribbean and Asian countries in “Our Country and Its Possible
Future,” with religion and the idea of Anglo-Saxon supremacy. Do you think Strong’s argument is
compelling? Thirdly, watch a short video, “How The U.S Leaves Behind Its Own American
Territories” (9:37 min) and discuss the consequence of 19th and 20th century United States
imperialism in today’s reality of U.S. territories. Do you think U.S. imperialist and jingoist rhetoric
you discussed earlier is already a thing of the past and has no relevance to the U.S. territories in the
Your answer must be at least 800 words long (about 4 FULL double-spaced pages with font size 12)
and must include all the elements of the questions asked.
The essay must have in-text citation using the page numbers of the textbook and posted document.
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Your answer must include a main argument that is directly related to each sub-question. Your
argument must be supported by evidence,
ce, which needs to be fully documented. Failure to cite
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for plagiarism or cheating as a first
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