factors motivated U.S. expansion and colonialism in specific regions around the globe during the late 1800s and early 1900s?

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  1. What factors motivated U.S. expansion and colonialism in specific regions around the globe during the late 1800s and early 1900s?  What was ‘dollar diplomacy’ and how did it represent U.S. foreign policy during the early 20th century?  What industries and raw materials were highly valued and connected to U.S. global growth?  Provide statistics to support your answer.

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