weekly discussion

Was American diplomacy during the 2nd half of the 19th Century Imperialism or Colonialism?

***HINT  USING the following might be helpful in answering this question:

P. Scott Corbett, et al, US History (PDF provided in Canvas) Chapter 22
Joseph L Locke, ed, et al, The American Yawp https://www.americanyawp.com/
http://www.ushistory.org/us/    textbook website for general American history
Kolasas Lecture notes (Progressivism and WWI Lecture)

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