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Some things never change and the term progressive/populist is one that we continue to use. Our politicians use progressive and/or populist today to either define their position or to attack their opponent’s position.  Evaluate American expansionism, including acquisitions such as Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Cuba and the role they played in American Expansionism after the Spanish American War.  In your essay you will need to explain the importance of Henry Cabot Lodge, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Theodore Roosevelt, Sanford B. Done and missionaries that moved the United States into its new position as a world power.  To bring into today’s world, please give examples of the use of progressive/populist in today’s political forum and decide how politicians use the term progressive or populist.  Give examples and  detail how they use these terms. Then compare these to the original concept in a minimum of two pages in your essay.