The Age of Imperialism
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. That pivotal era in the history of our nation is the subject of this online history. Expansion in the Pacific A Letter to an Emperor Footholds in the Pacific The Spanish-American War Remember the Maine Yellow Journalism A Splendid Little War A Gift from the Gods The Boxer Rebellion Spheres of Influence Fists of Righteous Harmony The Panama Canal President Roosevelt Joining the Waters U.S. Teddy's Legacy The End of an Era Image Credits Bibliography Teacher's Guide now available Alfred Thayer Mahan After temporarily resolving the problems of Reconstruction and Industrialization, Americans began to resume the course of expansion. A leading expansionist, Captain Alfred T. Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry American ships had long been active in the Pacific. Commodore Matthew C. [Return to Top] A Letter to an Emperor U.S.S. Capt.