Turning Point: America Builds an Empire

In 1898, dreams of an empire washed across the American political scene. On waves of ideas presented by Alfred Thayer Mahan, those dreams rode battleships of steel straight into the Spanish-American War. America’s tide of empire found the shores of Hawaii, there the United States used its gleaming steel Navy to convince the island nation to become a state in the Union.

Click the lessons below to learn about the beginnings and expansion of the empire known as America.

Turning Point: Spanish – American War

Turning Point: America Expands its Empire

STAAR REVIEW:_ America Builds and Empire

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