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U.S. History   How did the United States emerge as a world power in the early 1900's?

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The United States emerged as a world power from the economic boom it experienced after WWI. The United States had already experienced an immense strengthening as an imperialist, militarized world power after its victory in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and its colonial, imperialist acquisition of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam as a result. Because of the Industrial Revolution, the United States was able to be a part of a massive war economy that led to a huge economic boom for the United States. The United States displayed undeniable military strength during WWI and enjoyed great economic and military strength throughout the 1920s, until the the Great Depression hit....

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