U.S. Imperialism.

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Since the beginning of this country, the United States has always been an imperialist nation. Imperialism is the domination over an undeveloped country socially, politically, and economically. Imperialism affected many countries; for example, China, Africa, and South America were all affected by imperialism. Causes of imperialism are for mostly military and economic reasons. Many nations wanted to expand their territory, their army, and develop a more successful trade with no limitation. Imperialism began in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, due to economic, political, and social forces including the Industrial Revolution, trade, and military conditions.

One cause of the Imperialism according to economic, political, and social forces was the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in world history as it resulted in a complete change in society. During the Industrial Revolution, while other countries had only come up with labor-saving machines, America came up with labor-replacing machines.

This was huge because America was able to make their products more rapidly and efficiently. Other countries say this and began to do the same. Effects of the Industrial Revolutions were very large accomplishments, and influenced many other cultures both positively and negatively.

The United States' military also influenced other countries. Our military strength was what allowed us to control and take over other countries. Some countries even wanted us to just be there just incase they needed military backup. When America declared war on Spain, it was for Cuba. America felt that the U.S. was more powerful than Spain, and could rule Cuba in a better way. Other countries began to think that they needed more military strength in order to rise above America.

The U.S.' politically dominated other countries during the late 19th century. The U.S. was so far ahead of other countries in their...