Turner believed that the idea of the frontier shaped the American being and their characteristics. He talks about how the frontier drove American history and that is why America is how it is today. Turner proves how expansion to the American West changed peoples' views on their culture. Due to the gain of new lands, this aided the problem of the closing frontier, and helped America become a rising world power. Teddy Roosevelt gave out a command to invade the Philippine islands if war had risen with Spain.
The searches for the Northwest Passage led to the discovery of the New World, because explorers, looking for Asia, found what is now America. Also a thirst for power was invading Europe. People at this time wanted more riches and control. This desire for power not only invaded the merchants and explorers, but also the Kings. The monarchs analyzed that by expanding their empire they would become more wealthy and potent.
After the Spanish-American war, which in fact was started because the USA was intervening, we gained some land due to our victories. This was the beginning of the United State’s imperialistic journey. Although extremely similar, this time expanding seemed more like a competition, we wanted for lands than other countries in this race, we wanted to assert our dominance. “Can anyone doubt that the result of the competition of races will be the “survival of the fittest?”. (Document B) This is pretty much saying that those who gain more land we be seen as most powerful and be more respected and/or feared.
Spain and Britain settled in the Americas in the seventeenth century to maximize their potential in economic development and religious practices, however, the Spanish set out on a quest for “Gold, gold, and glory,” while the English wanted to have economic prosperity and religious tolerance. Because of Spain and Great Britain’s superiority in the world, both nations thrived off of their settlements in the Americas. Economic development played a key role in sustaining the settlements of the New World for Spain and Britain, but each country had its own way to develop economically. The Spaniards built their economy from conquistadors who set out across America to find riches and valuables from the natives. They were propelled to gather wealth in America and to increase Spanish prestige.
So many manufactured goods were being produced in America, they needed foreign markets and trade became prominent. American became one the largest trading companies in 1893 America became greatly interested in helping Cuba as an appeal of expansion during the reign of Cleveland and McKinley as presidents. Cuba was at a revolt against the Spaniards for independence during the time. Americans gave Cuba popular support because they were fighting for liberation. There was fear that Cuba might turn into a black republic similar to Haiti.
Imperialism is the domination by one country of the political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region. The new imperialism began in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. The political causes are the European needed bases for trade and navy ships and the spirit of nationalism. Some social causes were the theory of Social Darwinism, wish to share western civilization, and wish to spread Christianity. Lastly, the economic causes which was the need of new markets in which to sell their manufactured goods, Europeans needed raw materials to keep their factories busy, and place to infest profits.
Richelieu decided that a more permanent settlement in New France would protect France’s position in the continent and help develop the trade and commerce that would bring more money and benefits to the mother country. Such a settlement would spread French legal and commercial institutions throughout the new land and, with them, French culture. For the devoutly religious Catholic majority of Europeans, North America provided an opportunity to spread the Christian word and, in so doing, save thousands of souls from eternal damnation. Contributions of Fur Traders In order to create more permanent settlements, Richelieu decided to encourage trade in the manner common at that time. He organized a trade monopoly—the Compagnie de la Nouvelle France.
Being generous “you must seize every opportunity to make a big display of your giving,” which would only attract immigrants and in most cases illegal immigrants at that. In regard to illegal immigrants, if America grant legal stay, permanent residency or citizenship we will be seen as a generous country and even more people will want to come to America which could lead to overpopulation in some areas. Although American is a relatively large country, and can provide for others. If there are too much working class people America will then be forced to raise taxes one, for trying to provide for those illegal immigrants, two, to lessen the amount of money in circulation and three, America will then be seen by the citizens as untrustworthy because if they are the citizens and they are not receiving the same generosities as an outsider. The democracy of America would be
The merchant class created a connection and trade route to other areas which gave way to financial gain in those areas. The absurd taxes on trade through the traditional Constantinople route forced Europe to find another way to India. Moreover the church gave special powers to nations when exploring the world in order to strengthen the religion. On top of that catholic nations didn’t want to trade with the ottomans because that would mean helping a Muslim nation. Civilians also loved the idea of exploration because they believed in a paradise in another nation.
There was no way the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. The British were only looking out for their own good and taxing the colonist like crazy it was inevitable. Small tiffs about the taxing led to the Concord and Lexington battles then vwala war erupted. The British should have been able to control the rebellions what with their enormous population, huge imperial army and probably the world’s best navy at that time. They were also the seven seas most powerful and wealthy country, so shouldn’t they have been the obvious victor for this campaign?