MLA 3 PAGES
Make sure use your own word and ideas.
EVERY ESSAY WILL BE RUN THROUGH TURNITIN.
Please respond to the following prompt:
In Franklin H. Giddings book, Democracy and Empire (1901), he coined the phrase
“democratic empire” to suggest that imperial expansion was itself a democratizing project.
It was more than just the introduction of modern infrastructure or the gift of Western
education and civilization, but the creation of social cohesion through the rapid
assimilation of subject peoples. Revisiting the period from the 1880s until the end of the
First World, assess the accuracy of this claim. The U.S. was an empire and it was a
democracy, but are these compatible? Did U.S. imperial ventures undermine or strengthen
democracy? Did movements to expand democracy weaken or strengthen U.S. empire?