It is my belief the reason behind the US expanded the foreign policy to protect the interest of the American people and to restore some type of human treatment to Cuban people after the Spaniards treated them so inhuman in concentration camps. It is also my belief that the U.S. had their own agenda for monetary purposes to prosper from trade embargo. “It wasn’t so long ago when most Americans firmly rejected global adventurism,” stated Ries and Weber. It is to be believed that that Americans was following a traditional foreign policy of non-intervention as to not seem as though they were trying to take over foreign countries. This leads me to wonder why the U.S. decided to intervene in the Spanish War.
“The March of the Flag, by Albert Beveridge” On May 1st 1898 a U.S. naval task force destroyed the Spanish Pacific Fleet and seized control of the Philippines. Consequently, Spain ceded control of the Philippine territory in the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the war. After the war there was great debate on what was to be done with the Philippine territory now that The United States was in control. Albert Beveridge was part of a small, but, prominent group of imperialists that also included Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay, and Henry Cabot Lodge. As a group, these men supported the annexation of the Philippines and in Beveridge’s “March of the Flag” he explains why the annexation of the Philippines and possibly other territories would be beneficial for the United States in the future.
Jose Gomez 2/2/13 AP US History American Imperialism In 1890, the United States declared war on the Spanish in which was the beginning of not only the Spanish-American War, but also the age of modern American imperialism. The Spanish American war was a quick and easy victory over the Spanish, due to Americas newly established navy superpower. After the victory, the United States had to decide what they would do with the gained territories. The United States decided to annex Puerto Rico and Hawaii, gave Cuba their independence, and assisted the Philippines until they too would be suitable to hold their own independence. The United States then purchased Alaska and imperialized other Pacific islands such as the islands of Samoa and Atlantic island such as Guam.
DBQ –Imperialism | Questions: Should the United States Have Annexed the Philippines? | In 1898 the United States successfully fought a short war with Spain. One of the results of the war was that several Spanish colonies fell into American hands. Two of these were Cuba and the Philippine Islands. The United States made it quite clear that it would not keep Cuba.
Newspapers during that period exaggerated to boost their sales as well as to provoke American intervention with Cuba. Cubans rebelled against Spain between 1868 and 1878 but they were not successful. Anti-Spanish sentiment soon erupted into a second war for independence Jose Marti organized a resistance..... next Summary: Discusses the American victory in the Spanish American War. Analyzes reasons behind the victory. Explores how the victory had lasting political consequences.
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.
American Imperialism 1 American Imperialism Tammy Nelson HIS 204: American History Since 1865 Mark Davis November 15, 2010 American Imperialism 2 American Imperialism “American imperialism is a term referring to the political, economic, military and cultural influence of the United States. The concept of an American empire was first popularized in the aftermath of the Spanish-American war of 1898. The sources and proponents of this concept range from classical Marxist theorists of imperialism as a product of capitalism, to modern liberal and conservative theorists analyzing U.S. foreign policy.” American imperialism became very important as the United States became the most
. President Theodore Roosevelt created a naval base in the Philippines because it opened trade with China, who had just come out of isolation. The U.S. wanted the Philippines to be a democracy so the people could finally have control. By modernizing the Philippines it prepared the nation to become
The speech Against Imperialism, was delivered by George Frisbie Hoar in May of 1902, four years after Spain had turned over all claim of Cuba as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, over to the United States after their defeat in the Spanish-American War. Hoar was a republican senator from Massachusetts who was opposed to the imperialism that many believed that America would soon begin to partake in. Hoar argued against the absorption of the Philippines, but lost the fight when President McKinley, also a republican, said that it would be within the duty of the United States to annex the Philippines. Hoar begins his speech by discussing the two different types of sentimentalities that were a part of the debate between 1898 and 1902