Why was there a shift in US Foreign policy from Isolationism to Imperialsim

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  • Why did the USA shift from Isolationism to Imperialism?
    • Growth in economy
      • More goods to sell
    • Need to Protect Foreign Trade
    • Closing of the Western Frontier
      • USA had to expand externally
    • Reclusive imperialism prevented others colonising an area
    • Ideology of "Racial Superiority"
    • Yellow Peril
      • Open Door Policy means Chinese and Japanese have no need to immigrate

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