Historian:_____________________________________             Hour:_____                            

INSTRUCTIONS:  Read President Bush’s address to the nation and consider our discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of imperialism to the United States and: China, Hawaii, Panama, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines.  Then, answer the following questions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  1. What advantages of imperialism to the United States did Bush mention in his speech?  Are there additional advantages not mentioned?  Which ones?  Explain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What disadvantages of imperialism to the United States does Bush refer to in this speech?  Are there others that he didn’t mention?  Which ones?  Explain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What advantages of imperialism to Iraq and Afghanistan did Bush mention in his speech?  Are there others that he did not mention?  Which ones?  Explain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Does President Bush discuss any disadvantages of imperialism to Iraq and Afghanistan in his speech?  If so, which disadvantages does he discuss?  If not, what disadvantages do you think exist?

 

 

 

 

After the speech, President Bush comes up to you and says he’s not sure about whether or not we should continue our heavy involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan or significantly reduce our role there.  As his top advisor and someone who has now studied situations involving U.S. imperialism during the late 1800s and early 1900s, you must give him advice.  Pick a stance and write an essay advising the President on what to do.  In your first paragraph provide three main arguments with a clear explanation of your rationale.  In your second paragraph pick three of the situations we have studied (China, Hawaii, Panama, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines) and discuss the outcomes of three of these situation to support your main argument. 

 

Your paper should be typed, and should cite evidence from three of the six areas we have studied in our unit on Imperialism.  In addition, you should cite at least two current sources in your discussion and advice on our involvement in Iraq.