The Imperialist Impulse

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Read the attachment to answer these questions:
1) According to the essay (source 1), how did concerns about American masculinity influence the decision to annex the Phillipines?
2) Based on your analysis of “The Imperialist Impulse”, do the primary sources support or contradict Hoganson’s argument regarding masculinity? (How so?) If not, what reasons do the primary sources offer for America’s “Imperialist sentiment”?
3) Do the primary sources, specifically, reflect the same ideologies as our contemporary society? How so?
4) What are some similarities and differences (minimum 3 of each) that we share, contemporarily, with the historic America that we’ve been studying?

Be sure to bring in specific evidence from any of our readings to support your conclusions.