What effect did the Spanish-American War have on American society?

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The Spanish-American War impacted American society. Many Americans were looking for our country to expand beyond our borders. They were hoping for an opportunity for the United States to get more land. The Spanish-American War gave us that opportunity. After the Spanish-American War, we received colonies from Spain. We got...

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The Spanish-American War impacted American society. Many Americans were looking for our country to expand beyond our borders. They were hoping for an opportunity for the United States to get more land. The Spanish-American War gave us that opportunity. After the Spanish-American War, we received colonies from Spain. We got the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

After the Spanish-American War, Americans continued to believe we should expand our influence around the world. Many Americans supported Theodore Roosevelt’s actions to get a canal built in Panama. They supported the building of our new navy and its travel around the world to show our military power. They supported the invasion into the Dominican Republic in 1905. They supported Taft’s program of Dollar Diplomacy. Our society wanted a more aggressive foreign policy and that developed after the Spanish-American War. There was a stronger belief in our actions and status as a world power country. Americans had a very confident attitude about our actions and about our country as a result of the Spanish-American War.

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