Foreign Affairs: Imperialism to World War I (1898-1930)


Foreign Affairs: Imperialism to World War I (1898-1930)


The industrial and territorial growth of the United States fostered expansion overseas. Greater involvement in the world set the stage for American participation in World War I and attempts to preserve post-war peace.

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Spanish-American War - McKinley Monument
Front Side:
“Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.”

“Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness and…

Spanish-American War Memorial
Marker Text:

Side 1:
The Spirit of '98

Erected by the State of Ohio to the honor and memory of the Ohio veterans of the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition.
1898 —…
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