What were the major factors which shaped American foreign policy in the period 1890 to 1900? Show how atleast one of these facotrs influenced our actions in the Panama Canal controversy.
American Imperialism was influenced by several factors including trade expansion, end of the frontier, a sence of racial superiority & a race for racial superiority, and a need for economic and military outposts for American's fleet (Panama).
can anybody add to this please
history - bobpursley, Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 3:25pm
Yes, the attitude of the Manifest Destiny still was in American Policy (and attitude). I even noted some of the elements during the last US Presidency in speeches on foreign policy (establishing democracy in foreign lands).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_Destiny#Spanish-American_War_and_the_Philippines