Hawaii Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines were all Spanish colonies before the Spanish American war. TRUE Which of the following observations would most closely and accurately describe the viewpoint of the artist who drew the cartoon shown above? President McKinley should turn his attention from foreign adventures and imperialism to much more important and pressing issues at home Why was American expansion of the 1890’s different from earlier expansionist moves? It would create economic and military colonies
Through successful civilian administration, the Islands were modernized and the nation prepared for eventual independence. President Theodore Roosevelt established a naval base in the Philippines at Subic Bay in 1901. By establishing this naval base in the Philippines, Roosevelt viewed it as a critical strategic asset in opposition of Japan's growing military. This Naval base also provided a key opportunity to trade with China, who had just come out of isolation. China had many natural
To what extent was the Spanish-American War the turning point in American foreign policy? The Spanish American War, which occurred during the end of the 19th century, can be said to be a major turnover in American foreign policies. Before the war, America had adopted an isolationist policies during the Gilded age and also the Post-Civil War Era. However, with the Spanish American War, American was made more imperialistic and expasionistic through this war. Prior to the Spanish American War, America was isolated in its affairs, and did not intervene with global politics.
This laid the foundation for a new conflict. Filipinos, like the Cubans had initially welcomed American intervention in their struggle against Spanish forces. But once war with Spain had ended and it became clear that American armies would remain to assert control over the islands, Filipino insurgents then turned against the United States and the Philippine-American War was officially declared over after three years of fighting, longer than that of the Spanish-American War. The Unites States granted the Philippines self-government and vowed to gradually return the islands to the Filipino people, but full independence and the removal of U.S. military troops would not come until 1992. Some Americans believed the U.S. policy in the Philippines looked like Spanish Imperialism.
As it was them who started the protest which turned into a revolution and also they were the ones behind the mutiny of the troops. However, the military was having many problems such as the war was going horribly wrong with many casualties, poor commanding from officers and limited military resources and equipment. The peasants were doing the fighting and the dying. So this could be a small contributing factor to the fall of the Romanov's on several different reasons. Firstly the tsar did not help the peasants personally, but instead leave the burden to the prime ministers when they cannot rule like a democracy today.
Beginning with mere lack of proper grooming standards; as sympathetic solders of the antiwar movement lacked proper haircuts, displayed peace medallions, penned “UUUU” on their helmets meaning “We are the Unwilling, led by the Unqualified, to do the Unnecessary for the Ungrateful.” Desertion rate was at an all-time high, for all services during the Vietnam era and more so around the world. This therefore hampered the armed forces
Loosely following the Monroe Doctrine [which seemed to carve up the western hemisphere for the United States and serve as the warning to the previous colonial powers that their direct economic and political control was over], the United States began its imposition of its own version of Imperialism. This was done in the name of the spread of Democracy. One had to over look the manner in which this democratization was carried out and how it seemed to benefit and expand U.S. Imperial interests. This version of Imperialism had a mix of Christian religious proselytizing, Capitalist exploitation in the name of economic development, and sloganeering of democratic ideas as its base of marketing. It was not anything new, just the ad mixture that made it “American”.
In 1898 the Spanish- American war began when America decided to liberate the Spanish colonies Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. The US won and gained control of the colonies, although instead of liberating the colonies they had fought to free and continue the fight against imperialism they became what they had been telling the world that they resented, an empire. This was the first step the US took towards becoming the world’s toughest police officer. After the First World War was won, President Wilson proposed 14 points at the meeting in Versailles that the rest of the world should follow to gain stability and peace in the world. This was the second step.
Civil War started to breakout. Many people were on the street, living in etreme poverty because there hosue was bombed. This citizens have to live in fear about getting killed. Sometimes even they lose family members to the war. People are also breathing in toxins from, the guns, and bombs that cause so much damage.