Historical Essay

Assignment Overview
essay takes us into the debate about American imperialism through the lens of Albert Beveridge s speech,
March of the Flag and the platform of the American Anti Imperialism League.
Assignment Instructions
Respond to the following questions in a cohesive essay, with an introduction, a series of body paragraphs, and a
conclusion. Be sure to use short, direct quotes from the documents to back up your ideas; avoid over quoting.
Summarize Beveridge s arguments for American imperialism
Summarize the American Anti Imperialism League s arguments against American imperialism.
How does each position try to persuade people that their own position is both grounded in American heritage
and the truly righteous position
Evaluate the arguments made by Beveridge and the American Anti Imperialism League. Were there points made
by either that especially resonated with you or that you disagreed with If so, which ones, and why did you feel
this way
Assignment Requirements
900 1,200 word paper
Times New Roman, 12 point font and double spaced
Cite course resources in proper APA formatting
Communicate with clarity and coherence
Minimal spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors