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Discuss how American imperialism and Manifest Destiny impact US workplaces today.

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The United States workplace has largely benefited from the expansionist policy known as Manifest Destiny. The West has yielded many natural resources such as minerals, farmland, and timber that have proven to be vital to the United States' economic interests. US expansion has also fueled growth, as the availability of cheap land was a major enticement to immigrants during the nineteenth century. Imperialism has also fueled economic growth, as American colonies in the Pacific allowed steamships access to vital Asian markets long before the United States largely abandoned steam travel. Expansion to the Caribbean has also fueled American demand for cheaper agricultural commodities such as sugar.

American imperialism made its businessmen think globally. This led to their need to produce more goods at cheaper costs in order to send them overseas. Demand on the world market has been quite good for American business. In the twentieth century many businesses have moved outside the country in...

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