Today we got back to considering American Imperialism at the end of the 1800's and turn of the 1900's. We started with a Docblock over Alfred T. Mahan's Sea Power in World History, followed by an analysis and debrief over some political cartoons representing differing contemporary points of view on American expansionism. We ended with a document case study of events in the Philippine War, using historical evidence to draw conclusions about its excessive brutality.
Tomorrow we move on to World War I. Please remember, this class does not focus on military history, so we will not be delving deeply into battles and strategy. We will instead be examining the causes of the war, its effects on the home front, and its outcomes. Chapter 23 is due tomorrow!
FYI - Wednesday and Thursday during lunch will be the last opportunities to make up missing tests, quizzes, or essays from this quarter!