2. I believe imperialism is a good thing, in moderation. Not only does it give a nation more land and resources, it can give a nation more protection. For example, if America had not approved the Louisiana purchase, then it would have been sold to another nation and America would have another border to protect. In America's case, imperialism was good for both American and the other nation they were taking over. America got more land and resources; the nation America was taking over got freedom.