Age of American Imperialism in Newspapers

The Age of American Imperialism saw the expansion of the United States’ economic, political, and cultural influence beyond its borders during the final decades of the 19th century through the beginning of World War I (1914). The Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War occurred during this time, as did the building of the Panama Canal and exertion of U.S. control over places such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Philippines, and the Hawaiian Islands.

Explore the topics below to learn more about this period through newspaper articles and clippings.