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why did the united states seek to become a world power in the 1890'S?

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  1. This idea really began with the concept of manifest destiny in the 1840s and continued with the Spanish-American War in the 1890s.

    http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h337.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War

  2. Westward expansion where the Americans pushed the Indians back and forced them to live on land they were told to;Adding on to the idea of manifest destiny.

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