Rough Riders: Teddy Roosevelt Advocates for Imperialism
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Teddy Roosevelt gives a speech in favor of imperialism at the U.S. Naval War college. He expresses the importance of being prepared for war and showing that the United States is desirous of battle.

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  1. What does Roosevelt mean when he says "the time has arrived for this great nation of ours to step out on the world stage"?
  2. Why does Roosevelt say that the U.S. is "desirous of battle" if need be?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the emergence of the United States as a world power between 1898 and 1920. T...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    evaluate American expansionism, including acquisitions such as Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Pu...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the major political, economic, and social motivations that influenced European imperialism
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the major characteristics and impact of European imperialism

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