you get to become an expert on American foreign policy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The United States started to have more influence in the world during this time. Was that a good thing or not? In this portfolio you get to choose whether you would like to write a dialogue between a famous person who believes the U.S. should have more influence and extend its reach (Imperialists) and someone who is against the U.S. exerting its power (anti-imperialist). If you would just like to write an essay comparing the opinions of those two people (imperialists and anti-imperialists) you may choose to do that. You will have to do the research and use it to inform your writing.