Discuss the reasons behind the new expansionism that characterized US foreign policy in the 1890s.
The decade of the 1890s saw several factors converge that account for America’s desire to pursue an imperial policy. In the years following the Civil War the economy of the United States expanded rapidly. [ The Civil War briefly retarded the Industrial Revolution, which began roughly around 1815, but the end of the conflict allowed the nation to finish the process of industrialization. ]
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