Intervention or Intrusion?

Intervention or Intrusion?

1) Open and Read the word document titled Intervention or Intrusion. Watch the youtube link video. 2)Read Document 1 titled William James on the “Philippine Question” 3)Then after all that’s done answer the question with a 250 word well written paragraph:- As Americans we often think that we are the best hope for the world. This idea is called “American exceptionalism.” The thinking goes that because we Americans are exceptional, we have a right, even a duty, to impose our systems and values – cultural, political, or even religious – onto others. To what extent, if any, do you believe this is true? Does America have such a role in the world? Think of recent events such as “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Does the US conduct it’s role in the Middle East and other places under the banner of benevolence or self interest? How do this week’s documents speak to the issue of US imperialism? How does the author and cartoonist view America’s new role abroad?