January 28, 2016
Long Essay Practice
You will have 35 minutes to write an entire long essay about the following prompt. You may use your "Defining the Period: Age of Imperialism," and your "Causation: New Imperialism" chart.
Evaluate the extent to which turn of the century United States expansionism marked a turning point in U.S. foreign policy.
- "turn of the century" means in this case how we are rolling over from century to another. In this case 1898-1900's.
- The prompt in other words: was our age of expansionism a change in our foreign policy? was it a big change? small change? no change? Please do NOT write a cause and effect essay because that is not what the question is asking.
- You must have an argument....proof....and explain your proof....don't forget to give me the "so what?" why is your proof worth giving? how does it tie back to your argument?