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TO BUILD AN EMPIRE

Source:   This 1896 painting by artist Armando Menocal depicts the death of Cuban rebel commander Antonio Maceo during the war for independence  

“DESPITE THE ASSURANCE OF THE TELLER AMENDMENT, AMERICA WOULD CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE CUBAN ECONOMY”

This cartoon depicting America as a world power after the Spanish-American War appeared on the cover of the humour magazine Puck in 1901

“HISTORICAL OBSERVERS HAVE ASSERTED THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS FOUNDED ON A POLICY OF EXPANSION – ITS OWN BRAND OF IMPERIALISM”

Well beyond the first century of its existence, the United States pursued a foreign policy of expansionism. Although it

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