Do this of all the chapters. Despite all the factors that led to the Spanish-American war it seems like war was inevitable. Because the United States economy was experience an up and down economy and there was a lot of push for the country to expand overseas. The economy boomed during and after Reconstruction through the Homestead Act and the expansion of the railroads. But the Midwest and the West was soon all carve up and economist needed somewhere to carve
The Spanish American War, described by Theodore Roosevelt as a “Splendid little war” was one of the first conflicts that was fought on a global scale, in fact the struggle between Spain and its allies against The United States of America took place in Cuba, the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico. The war was a result of prolonged tensions between the Spanish occupants of Cuba and the Cubans themselves which were striving for independence long before the U.S had any interactions with both the Cubans and Spaniards. Their first attempt in gaining national freedom was called the Ten Years War and ended with the pact of Zanjon which did not mitigate nor suppress the desire for freedom most Cubans shared. Not long after The Ten Years War, others
For many years there has been a debate on whether or not yellow-journalism was a cause of the Spanish-American war. Some historians argue that it had a major impact in sparking the war. They argue newspapers like the New York Journal took advantage of their popularity to incite public opinion and force then President McKinley to act against Spain on behalf of Cuba, which had been under Spanish control since 1511. Other historians disagree and say though the newspapers did report on the events leading up to the war and tended to only publish stories that showed the good side of Cuba, the constant violation by Spain of the interests of the United States in the Caribbean and the United States need to expand their power could be seen as the true causes of the war. In Citizen Hearst: A Biography of William Randolph Hearst, journalist W. A. Swanberg argues that newspaper moguls such as William Randolph Hearst of the popular New York Journal, used it to arouse public opinion in such a way it forced President McKinley to wage war against Spain to free Cuba.1 How could newspapers cause such tremendous action?
The USA started exporting and importing goods with other countries. So, to keep up with demand, we had to produce more, which led to factories and labor unions. Also, the Railway Act that President Lincoln signed helped spur the Industrial Revolution
….,Before the Civil War, the U.S. practiced isolationism or noninvolvement in world affairs. After the Civil War, the U.S. changed it’s policy to expansionism or a belief in expanding the nation’s boundaries . The late 1800s and early 1900s were called an age of imperialism. Imperialism can be described as a nation’s policy of increasing its power by gaining political, economic, or territorial control of other areas. The U.S. became interested in overseas expansion at the end of the 1800s due to the growth of American industry.
Providing the Confederacy with war supplies influenced Southern power, and their assertiveness towards the Union proved beneficial to international relations. The victory of the Union encouraged the forces in Britain that demanded more democracy and public contribution into the political system. Rather than an outbreak of war, relations between America and Britain were ultimately improved when the idea of widespread famine threatened England. The American Civil War proved difficult but eventually beneficial for Britain, giving them the opportunity to check their growth and rise to power. Keeping within British tradition and diplomacy, Britain never openly partnered with the South and their involvement in the war was to protect their own people, economy, actions and
Spanish American War “The United States had no choice but to keep the Philippines after they won it in the Spanish American War,” is a valid statement. The reasons behind this are, the U.S. wanted to expand the navy by placing a naval station in Philippines in case of an emergency, they wanted to point the country towards a democratic government, and they wanted to modernize the nation. The Philippines became an independent nation on July 4, 1946.By placing a naval station in the Philippine would increase the U.S’s power over the water and be able to act quickly in case of an emergency. Also, trading could be done more and with better countries because new business opportunities would have been available to the U.S. By establishing a democracy for the Philippines, the country would grow stronger and eventually not even need the U.S to provide aid for them anymore. Through successful civilian administration, the Islands were modernized and the nation prepared for eventual independence.
The Spanish-American War was a short conflict in 1898 between the United States and Spain that took place in both the Carribean and South Pacific Oceans. The Americans were provoked into the conflict by stories of Spanish brutality in Cuba. The final event that prompted the United States into war was the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor.1 The onset of this war is one of the earliest examples of the American government intervening in a foreign conflict in order to preserve the well being of an oppressed population. As the United States was still a fledgling country, at least in respect to the well establish Spanish, the political, strategic, economic implication of the Spanish-American War would further shape American policies for years to come. Politically, the Spanish-American War was an enormous test for United State’s policies.
Imperialism is a great thing and that is why America is a powerful country, I know this from growing up in America and I am very happy to be apart of a world power country. There are positives and negatives to imperialism some positives are being on top of other countries and being able to trade with other countries. Some negatives are a lot of countries not liking you and going to war with other countries because of
KeTyra Saunders American History March 24,2015 Midterm Essay Spanish- American War During the late 19th century America was expanding from Urbanization to an Industrializing Age. Before America focused on the farm life and people of small business to help them survive but thanks to the industry pioneers that help shoe the industrial Era its all about big businesses taking over which led to a lot of problems in America. The peak of yellow journalism, in terms of both intensity and influence, came in early 1898, when a U.S. battleship, the Maine, sunk in Havana harbor. The naval vessel had been sent there not long before in a display of U.S. power and, in conjunction with the planned visit of a Spanish ship to New York, an effort to defuse growing tensions between the United States and Spain (Bob Erkinson). On the night of February 15, an explosion tore through the ship’s hull, and the Maine went down.