U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific
- Queen Liliuokalani [of Hawaii], (1897)
- Philippines President Emilio Aguinaldo, (1899)
- S. President Theodore Roosevelt, (1905)
- 2 scholarly library sources (book, ebook, or journal article) that you find
Imperialism occurs when a “stronger” nation takes over a “weaker” nation, by forcing its own economic, cultural, and political ideas onto the “weaker” nation, and assuming political and economic control. During the late-19th and early 20th century, what imperialist actions did the U.S. carry out and how did these actions affect those in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific?
Students will answer designated questions using assigned sources. Papers will be 5-6 pages in length and will follow standard formatting (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins). The paper must reference relevant primary sources, include scholarly secondary sources from the library, be written in an essay format, and advance an argument.
Students must complete the following steps:
- Read the required sources and take notes. Think about the prompt while you are reading, start to formulate an argument, and write down examples from the sources (with page numbers).
- Conduct library research and find 2 or more scholarly sources related to the prompt and your argument. The sources should be recently published (1990-present). You can only use journal articles, books, or e-books from the SDSU. Search for sources using the Gateway to Research search engine in the middle of the library home page.
- Make a Works Cited page with 2 scholarly, library sources and all of the required sources. Include a full citation for each source.
- combining all required primary sources, 2 or more scholarly sources, and lecture material. Papers must be at least 6 FULL pages long and follow standard formatting (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins)