America to the World


 For this test you must answer the following two essay questions.

 For answers, you must stick to the class readings.

 You must cite quotes or ideas from the readings. You can use endnotes or footnotes.

 Demonstrate your comprehension of both the readings and the lectures in your answers.

Answer the following TWO essay questions:

Write 1000 words maximum for each essay.

Each answer should not be less than 600 words

1. Define the following terms in a paragraph each and give at least two examples for each term from the readings to substantiate your argument/definition:



Internal colonialism


Cultural imperialism


Manifest Destiny

2. The US has always had a complex relationship to imperialism, being at once a country forged through independence from a colonial power, and on the other hand, it has arguably pursued its own imperialist foreign policy. Name and describe specific events from the end of the American Revolutionary War (1783) to the end of the 19th century, and explain how these events clarify whether the US is an imperial or anti- imperial power.

Readings: Adam Burns, American Imperialism: The Territorial Expansion of the United States, Oxford University Press/Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

Stephen Howe, Empire: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2002.

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