This discussion board will focus on the Age of Imperialism.
Remember your initial response is due by Thursday at 11:59 PM. You also need to respond to at least two other students. The two student responses are due by Sunday at 11:59 PM. Your initial response must be a minimum of 250 words. Responses to fellow students must be a minimum of 100 words.
For this discussion board you have several options, select one.
First, you can examine the “Yellow Press” and how you think it affected things and how you view the yellow press to the news media of today, are there similarities and differences?
Second, you can select one reason, “The most important reason” for the Age of Expansion and Imperialism and select one reason why you think the U.S. aggressively expanded overseas during this time period? Was it because of the desire to spread economic markets and gain access to trade; or was it because of the the desire to spread religion; or was it because of the desire to spread Progressive reforms to others? Explain your reasoning.
Third, for those who seek to examine military history, you can explore a particular battle or event, strategy or theory. You can select a battle to do a little research on your own and why you think it was important to the Spanish-American War. Or you can briefly examine the contributions of American Naval Theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan, what were his major contributions to American policy and naval doctrine?
Click on the “three dots icon” located in the top right-hand corner and then click on “Show Rubric” to view the grading requirements for this discussion.For this video I would like you to specifically scrutinize the portion on the yellow press. Think about our press today.