1.John O’Sullivan was the first person to use the term “Manifest Destiny.” Explain the context in which he used it.

2.Latin American nations were influenced or dominated by American economic policies and/or commercial interests to the point of coercion. Theodore Roosevelt declared the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904.

3. Nativism affected immigrants in the mid-1800s. How were Irish, German, and Italian immigrants treated after they arrived in the US? Discuss the locations they immigrated to and the treatment each group received.

4. People tend not to like others who look or act differently from themselves. As Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam noted, ethnocentrism is common in many different societies.

People divide themselves into “in-groups and out-groups,” and these types of “us versus them” distinctions color public opinion and make it difficult to develop balanced public policies.

What does the United State do to balance between costs and benefits of immigration?