Theodore Roosevelt


Imperialists vs. Non-Interventionists: Great American Debates

Ep. 201813
75 minute listen

To what extent should Americans participate in the great game for empire?

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era both coincided with the emergence, and debate over, America as an imperial power, The same leaders lauded for domestic reforms were those who worked hard to expand American power overseas, and they were confronted at home by groups and individuals who, for a variety of reasons, believed that America was not meant to take or maintain imperial possessions.

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