History since 1877


There are two options for this argumentative essay. If you choose the first, you will have to answer 1 out of the 4 questions listed. Option two requires more critical thinking. Pick whichever you find more interesting and worthwhile. See the attached file for more details.


Since the United States gained independence from Britain, the country maintained a policy of isolationism from the rest of the world.   United States had not become a major player in world affairs and was more confined to its own internal affairs.  While other countries were exerting their rule in the world through colonization the later 19th century and early 20th century American was inward. When European countries met in Berlin to partition Africa, the United States did not attend or raise an objection to what was happening.