On December 10, 1898, the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the war. The US liberated Cuba, and got Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines as colonies for itself. * In 1901, before leaving, the US forced the Cubans to insert the Platt Amendment into their constitution, which gave the US a military base on the island (Guantanamo). Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines all became American protectorates. Panama Crisis * Theodore Roosevelt, who became president of the United States in 1901, believed that a U.S.-controlled canal across Central America was a vital strategic interest to the U.S. * The Panama Canal would shorten the distance that ships had to travel to pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The pirates enslaved and killed the crews. They threw them in to prisons in Algiers, along with other sailors who had been there for decades. Once Americans found out about the hostages they began to think of ways to solve the problem. Ransoms could not be paid and America’s armed forces were not strong enough. Eventually America’s navy attacked them but failed the first time.
Bacon’s Rebellion and Metacom’s War also known as King Philip’s War were two of these conflicts that greatly hurt the relationship between these two peoples. During Metacom’s War multiple towns in the colonies of Plymouth, Massachusetts bay, Rhode Island, and Connecticut were attacked. These attacks left thirteen town completely destroyed and pushed the colonist back toward the east coast. This battle which started in 1675 lasted just about fourteen months and ended in 1676. During Bacon’s Rebellion, we can see where the colonist retaliated against the Native Americans despite the wishes of their
Tlatelolco Massacre One of the most tragic and heartbreaking events in Latin American History on record was the Tlatelolco Massacre, which took place on October 2, 1968. This event is important in Mexican history because government police and army forces shot down hundreds of unarmed Mexicans, mostly student protestors. An estimated 300 deaths, thousands injured and jailed, and many disappeared This time period was the beginning of the Olympics in 1968 with Mexican president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in office. During that time many student and labor union protests were erupting around the country. President Ordaz wanted to put México’s best foot forward.
His former running mate, Raúl Cubas, became the Colorado Party's candidate, and was elected in May in elections deemed by international observers to be free and fair. One of Cubas' first acts after taking office in August was to commute Oviedo's sentence and release him from confinement. In December 1998, Paraguay's Supreme Court declared these actions unconstitutional. In this tense atmosphere, the murder of Vice President and long-time Oviedo rival Luis María Argaña on March 23, 1999, led the Chamber of Deputies to impeach Cubas the next day.  The March 26 murder of eight student antigovernment demonstrators, widely believed to have been carried out by Oviedo supporters, made it clear that the Senate would vote to remove Cubas on March 29, and Cubas resigned on March 28.
Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry. The presence of British troops in the city of Boston was increasingly unwelcome. The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel. A British officer, Captain Thomas Preston, called in additional soldiers, and these too were attacked, so the soldiers fired into the mob, killing 3 on the spot (a black sailor named Crispus Attucks, ropemaker Samuel Gray, and a mariner named James Caldwell), and wounding 8 others, two of whom died later (Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr). On the evening of March 5, Private Hugh White, a British soldier, stood on guard duty outside the Custom house on King Street, today known as State Street.
One event that created a good platform and story for Yellow Journalism was the maine. This started a motive for revenge. The Maine was sent to Havana to protect American Property. Mysteriously the ship exploded killing 260 men. There was no explanation but this angered American casuring them to want to go to war.
The Destruction of Pearl Harbor There has never been an event that has shaped the American spirit like the 1941 aerial attack made by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Japanese gave a horrific blow to the American Pacific fleet and the Honolulu community by killing more than 1,500 civilians and soldiers. This historic event gave forth a new perspective and idea on preserving the safety of the American nation. In a time of devastating warfare, the pride of American society was to be put to the ultimate test. [Kluckholn] When the United States set a trade embargo in place with Japan five months prior, it infuriated the oil-deprived empire to set in action the assault on Pearl Harbor.
The Spanish-American War, 1898 The Spanish-American War of 1898 ended Spain’s colonial empire in the Western Hemisphere and secured the position of the United States as a Pacific power. U.S. victory in the war produced a peace treaty that compelled the Spanish to relinquish claims on Cuba, and to cede sovereignty over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States. The United States also annexed the independent state of Hawaii during the conflict. Thus, the war enabled the United States to establish its predominance in the Caribbean region and to pursue its strategic and economic interests in Asia. The war that erupted in 1898 between the United States and Spain was preceded by three years of fighting by Cuban revolutionaries to gain independence from Spanish colonial rule.
In the three years that I had been in the Navy, I never witnessed an E-6 doing dirty work like this. It was an unwritten rule that an E-6 was not supposed to be doing work like this, because it was supposed to be reserved for the people that worked for them. It took me a long time to figure out why my supervisor did this, but I always continued to use this situation as an example to live by. The one thing that I did know, was that he did not have to give me a break and take over doing the work. Shortly after this situation occurred, EW1 transferred from the ship, and it would be two years before I saw him again.