Guided Reading Questions: Imperialism and America Americans text p. 548-551 1. What is the policy of imperialism? 2. What were the major factors that contributed to the growth of American imperialism? 3. Describe in your own words what each of the three factors means. 4. Why was the purchase of Alaska significant? 5. What groups were interested in increasing America’s presence in Hawaii? Why? 6. How did Hawaii eventually come under control of the United States?