American Empire? Yeah, we had/have an empire.  Now, it's not like the Europeans in Africa and Asia, but it's definitely an empire.  We gained some territory in the Spanish American War (Cuba, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam). But, we also took territory via Manifest Destiny from the Native Americans and Hawaii from the Hawaiians.  (Not to mention Alaska!).  So, here is what you should know about American Imperialism...

American Empire? Yeah, we had/have an empire.  Now, it's not like the Europeans in Africa and Asia, but it's definitely an empire.  We gained some territory in the Spanish American War (Cuba, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam). But, we also took territory via Manifest Destiny from the Native Americans and Hawaii from the Hawaiians.  (Not to mention Alaska!).  So, here is what you should know about American Imperialism...

MONROE DOCTRINE

AMERICAN IMPERIALISM (from CRASH COURSE: AMERICAN HISTORY)

PANAMA CANAL from PBS