Thursday, May 9

We’ve seen imperialism through the eyes of the Boxers in China in 1900/01 and the competing interests of the U.S. government, but we haven’t yet much about how imperialism was justified by the conquering countries.

Today, we will inquire into how imperialism was justified.  Mr. Cameron will begin with a short lecture on Justifications for Imperialism while students use this here lecture guide to organize their ideas.

Essential Question: Recognizing the variety of motives for imperialism, which motive most closely fits with the ideas offered in Rudyard’ Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden”?  Explain Edward Morel’s response to Kipling.

We’re continuing our look at how political cartoons paint very different interpretations of American imperialism.  How does each political cartoon, below, view American imperialism?