The primary source “The World Was My Garden” by McCook was about the impact that US imperialism had on botany research and the market for plants. THe author argues that because of American expansion is that American Botany and agricultural research became cosmopolitan. His claims are backed by reliable sources and gives a great example of what American imperialism was and how it impacted us in the future.

The Imperial Enterprise and Educational Policies in Colonial Puerto Rico by Alfred W McCoy and and Francisco A Scarano was about the approach that the United States took towards providing Puerto Ricans with education. The author argued that The United States’ representatives felt the need to educate all of this uncivilized popula and turn them into “colored scholars.” The authors takes an unbiased stand and use reliable sources that illustrated the impact that the United States had on the Puerto Rican people.