The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole. The first important effect the war of 1812 had was the way it changed foreign policy for America. One of the major problems before the war, was the way Britain forced neutral nations trade to go through British authorities first. Not only that but they’d take American seamen and force them into the British navy. This whole ordeal caused great upset in America and cause them to put up a bill that stated they would cut off trade with either Britain or France if the other dropped their trade restrictions.
December 8th, 1941, one day after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor, the United States officially declared war on its foes in Eastern Asia, the Japanese. After strategically taking out many American battleships, including the USS Arizona, (the last of "super-dreadnoughts" from Pennsylvania), Japan had set off a series of chain reactions, unfortunately ending with the sanctioned bombing of their homeland (Document A). The struggle for victory lasted four years before the devastating, yet just action, occurred. America took countless strides to suppress Japan and stop their malevolent attacks on US soil, including the Ellwood Oil Field in 1942 and the Bombing of Fort Stevens and the Lookout Air Raids in 1942. To stop the Japanese from causing
This had a big effect on Britain’s tea company which lead to the Tea Act of 1773. Parliament realized what had happened so they decided to help the Americans obey the law, instead of fighting it, by lowering the tax amount which caused their tea price to be cheaper than that of the Dutch. (147) But many Americans saw this as a trick, “The real goal,…was the increased revenue that would pay the salaries of royal governors and judges…reassertion of Britain’s right to tax the colonists.”(147) The Sons of Liberty tried to make the tea agents resign, causing tension throughout the area. However, Hutchinson did not give up. He refused to allow ships to leave the port without paying the tea duty.
Jane Addams, the speaker in Document 4, criticized the Spanish-American War and the militarism it encouraged in the United States. This gave many people the idea that maybe imperialism wasn’t such a great idea. They shunned the idea of using violence in order to grow the American Empire. William Graham Sumner, also criticized imperialism (Document 2). He believed that assimilating people to American culture through military force would cause the United States to seem violent like Spain.
Essentially, Holton makes it seem like the British were more on the side of the Indians then they were for their own colonists. The Virginians took the land by force (Dunmore’s War) because Britain was not going to play apart in negotiating land. The built up anger amongst those land speculators led to them making one of the most important decisions in American history. Because wars generally violate treaties with Britain and the Indians, Virginia needed to declare independence to have the right to do what they pleased. Holton’s opinion opened my eyes.to different views of the American Revolution than was once perceived.
Americans initially favored neutrality, but events like the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann telegram provoked the U.S. to join the war in support of the Allies (Shi and Tindall 754-757). Less obvious factors, such as nationalism, imperialism, and business opportunity, also contributed to the war. The war ended in 1918 after immense bloodshed, but President Wilson failed to get the Treaty of Versailles ratified by the Senate (Shi and Tindall 773). As a result of the war, Europe was significantly weakened, harsh punishments were imposed on Germany that later led to WWII, and America emerged with a strong economy as a dominant world power (Shi and Tindall
Before Jefferson entered the presidential office he was a states rights supporter and when the tax on whiskey was placed he opposed it, saying “The first error was to admit it by the Constitution.” (Doc A). He didn’t like the constitution because of the fact that it would make central government stronger. When the alien act was passed he was opposed to it and said that the central government should only have a set of specific purposes and the leftover purposes should be left to the states individually. (Doc B) Determining the amount of time it takes to be a citizen, and the ability to jail people opposing the government was too much power to Jefferson. When he came into office he realized the necessity for more central power and took more matters into his own hands, he had become a loose constructionist.
The British impressed thousands of American sailors into the Royal Army, punishing Americans despite America’s state of sovereignty during Britain’s war with France. This blatant disrespect of America’s neutrality was a big factor in America’s decision to declare war against Britain. Furthermore, the British still kept the Orders in Council even after America passed several embargo policies hoping for change. The policies were ignored by the British and Americans were only harmed by Jefferson and Madison’s attempts for peace. Ultimately, the War of 1812 was due to Britain’s inability to respect America as a nation separate from the French and British
However, around 1890, an event occurred which changed the relation of the U.S. market and Hawaiian plantation workers. When the approval, created by the Congress, of the “McKinley Tariff” was established, the sugar planters of Hawaii were marked down in the American business, leading to depression of an economic downturn in the Hawaiian islands. The Tariff revolved around increasing the price of import rates over foreign sugar from the Hawaiian islands. Due to the Congress’s decision-making, the Hawaiian sugar growers were required to sell resources in the American market for a price lower than regular. The belief, among the sugar farmers of mostly white Americans, which referred to the annexation of Hawaii to the U.S. causing for the tariff conflict to be solved, had been wondered if it is something truthful to be aware of.
The War of 1812 was part of a larger conflict that stemmed between England and France. From 1789-1815 England and France were locked in a constant power struggle for global superiority. America joined the conflict for a few reasons, many felt that the British had not yet come to honor the United States as an authorized country. So gaining the respect and territory from its old rulers was important to America. Along with pride and territory, British impressment of American sailors was another issue the Americans needed to deal with.
This change led to an economic crisis in Hawaii and brought political turmoil as well. When Mckinley became president, he was looking for an excuse to annex the islands. “We need Hawaii, he claimed, just as much and a good deal more than we did
(this gave the U.S. a name and a ship to rally behind) The second wave of aircraft targeted Ford Island, Hickam Field, and Wheeler field. To prevent a counterattack. At the end of 90 minutes of heavy attack, it was over. The Japanese had killed 2,403 men and wounded 1,178 more. The Japanese had successfully crippled the
The annexation of the Hawaiian islands was not supported by the natives, but it by many powerful and rich foreigners. In secret, they formed a committee and plotted to overthrow the monarchy. To quell any uprisings, they solicited the aid of the United States Marines, since they did not possess enough power to stop it themselves. With Queen Liliuokalani out of office, they were one step closer to their goal of annexation. The US was not totally innocent when it comes to the annexation of Hawaii.
Prime Minister Hideki Tojo led the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. On December 7th, 1941, Japan led an attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor. Japanese bombers destroyed 19 US ships, and 188 aircraft. As well, the attack resulted in the death of 2,400 US soldiers and 65 Japanese servicemen. The Japanese attack occurred at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii.In late 194l, President Roosevelt banned the sale of oil and other war materials to Japan in an attempt to end Japanese aggression in the Pacific.
Pearl Harbor was bombed in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. Japanese fighter planes bombed the shore, destroying 20 American naval ship, and over 300 planes. As well as the destruction of equipment, lives were lost as well. Around 3,000 American pilots and soldiers also went down in the attack. The States, in return, declared war on Japan.