France's interest in North America in the 16th century was MAINLY because of?
The commercial possibilities in the area
That depends on which century you are talking about. At the turn of the 21st century Americans were focused elsewhere. At the turn of the 20th century, Americans did have an interest in the Philippines, having just acquired them following victory in a spectacularly short war with Spain and being involved in military pacification of the nationalists there. At the turn of the 19th century, most American had no interest in the Philippines because the…
How was US imperialism like at the turn of the twentieth century for the nations of South America and the Pacific?
America is not imperialist. America has not claimed any land as their own since Hawaii and Alaska. Albiet this was in the middle 20th century, but America did not claim any sizable amount of land of their own for most of the 19th century. While America was a "power", it was not imperialist. So the answer to your question is "no". Also recategorizing.