The USA played a big role in Cuba’s economy after 1875. From the time of the 1898 Spanish-American war until 1959, the U.S. also played an important political role in Cuba's internal and foreign policies. During 1898 the USA declared war on Spain. In 1898 the USA manages to defete Spain which gives up all claimes to cuba and surrenders it to the US. In 1902 Cuba becomes independent with Tomas Estrada Palma but the Platt Amendment keeps the island under US protection and gives the US the right to intervene in Cuban affairs.
He declared that America wouldn't take place in the negotiations. Without support from the United States, the London Economic Conference fell apart. The collapse strengthened the global trend towards nationalism, while making international cooperation increasingly difficult. Freedom for (from?) the Filipinos and Recognition for the Russians Increasing the nation's isolationism, President Roosevelt withdrew from Asia.
With a steady relationship, Hawaii and the United States agreed to grant the United States favored-nation status in 1875. In 1887, Hawaii cautiously let the U.S. build a naval base at Pearl Harbor in return for the renewal of their favored-nation status. Ultimately however, this agreement came to an end in 1890 with the introduction of the McKinley Tariff on sugar which was passed by Congress mainly due to pressure from U.S. sugar growers. Having to compete with sugar growers in America and Cuba, Hawaii was confronted with an economic depression. Planters in Hawaii were understandably very displeased with this turn of events, so they plotted to make Hawaii an official territory of the United States.
The Monroe Doctrine was the statement of U.S. policy toward Latin America. Scholars have interpreted the doctrine as the U.S. declaration of intent to be the principal power of the Western hemisphere.After Latin American nations overthrew Spanish and Portuguese rule in the early 1800s, the United States feared other European nations would try to claim the newly independent nations as colonies.President James Monroe's speech to Congress in late 1823 is known as the Monroe Doctrine. He declared the Americas off limits to any future European colonization and announced America's intention to stay out of European affairs.U.S. presidents invoked the Monroe Doctrine throughout the 1800s. For instance, James K. Polk told Europeans not to interfere in the U.S. dispute with Mexico over California and Texas in 1845.President Theodore Roosevelt's Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904 proclaimed the U.S. would intervene militarily in Latin American nations considered unstable.
The war officially ended four months later, when the U.S. and Spanish governments signed the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. Apart from guaranteeing the independence of Cuba, the treaty also forced Spain to cede Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States. Spain also agreed to sell the Philippines to the United States for the sum of $20 million. The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty on February 6, 1899, by a margin of only one
IMPERIALISM DEBATE PREPARATION SHEET EXAMPLE MY SPECIFIC TOPIC IS Imperialism MY POSITION IS Negative (NO) STATEMENT OF FACTS (a general overview of the topic in 3-6 sentences) The US switch to imperialist behavior that occurred in 1898 has been a topic of great historical attention. After all, the US has generally claimed to stand in opposition to the practice of taking colonies, to be an advocate of freedom, democracy, and self-government for all. Some historians believe that this imperialist period was a "Great Aberration", a mistake that the US would never repeat, and one that goes against everything the US stands for. Others think that America really continued to have a kind of "informal colonial" influence throughout the twentieth
Should the United States Have Annexed the Philippines? The United States had gone into war with Spain in the summer of 1898. The reason for war was the bad treatment of the Cuban people by their Spanish masters. There was more to the story but the United States quickly became a major power to the world. In the next couple years Cuba was granted a kind of semi-independence and the Philippines Island became another matter.
After the Napoleonic Wars ended, Prussia, Austria, and Russia established the Holy Alliance to protect monarchism. “In particular, the Holy Alliance authorized military incursions to re-establish Bourbon rule over Spain and its colonies, which were establishing their independence.”  If Spain was allowed to reestablish control over its previous colonies, Great Britain would have been disconnected from its commercial trade with the territory. “President James Monroe’s secretary of state, John Quincy Adams, first proposed that the United States make an independent announcement of its opposition to new European colonies in Latin America.”  President James Monroe decided to reject the British proposal to make a joint British-American warning to Spain and issue an independent proclamation. Although this was the primary object of the Monroe Doctrine, the instantaneous cause for the assertion of the Monroe Doctrine was a Russian endeavor to restrict access to the northwestern region of North America. The results of the Monroe Doctrine had many affects on history.
American Dipolmacy After the Spanish-American War After the end of the Spanish-American war, the Philippines wanted their independence. Their leader, Emilio Aguinaldo, thought that independence had be promised by American officials. After the U.S. victory of Spain, officials ordered Aguinaldo out of Manila. In 1899 he proclaimed “an independent Philippine Republic” and war between the U.S. and the Philippines began (Norton, 407). Both sides fought hard.
But then they were quickly despised as colonizers. The Filipinos were shocked to have been betrayed by the Americans who asked them for help to defeat the Spaniards and who promised them freedom from the oppressive rule of Spain. By the time the U.S. military came in 1898, the Filipinos had not only pushed the Spaniards back to the walled city of Manila, but had also beleaguered the city. It seemed like Philippine independence is already