Empire building was the new trend in the 16th-18th centuries,

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Empire building was the new trend in the 16th-18th centuries, but by the mid to late nineteenth century, the empire building concept had changed dramatically. Do you feel America’s imperialistic movement set a new, “modern” trend or was the nation simply “catching up” to its European counterparts? Was the United States correct in these ambitions?

support America’s land-grab in pursuing its empire. Why was it a necessary decision?