Government officials agreed with the Espionage and Seditions Acts. The Acts were passed so that people could not say any statements that could interfere with the success of winning the war. People in the United States wanted to win the war, so they were willing to give up some of their rights. In 1918, Charles T. Schenck was convicted because he violated the Espionage Act. The Supreme Court said that “When a nation is at war many things which might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its efforts that their utterance will not be endured as long as men fight.” They upheld his conviction and sent him to prison.
We have been through Spanish colonizers but they refuse to educate the Filipinos. When the Americans bought the Philippines from Spain, they became our teachers. We should be thankful somehow because Americans taught and educate us. For me, I gave credit to the American colonizers that made us an English speaking country although during their era there are negative practices to control our country. The Philippines, having been colonized by Americans, shaped us who we are today.
The British tried to make compromises with the Americans to make it seem like they were getting benefits; however, in reality the British were getting the upper hand. The Americans noticed that the British were not holding up their end of the agreement. The Americans decided that independence would be more beneficial for them so they began to carry out ways to break away from the British. Most people are aware of the infamous political causes that lead to the creation of America. Anger at the occupation of British troops on American soil caused many face to face conflicts that ended in physical violence.
The opium wars greatly destructed China’s dignity from the loss of the action against the British selling opium. However, China was able to use this history to improve further actions and ensure outbreak of war for the same reasons wouldn’t happen again. China learned from their past mistakes and used this to prevent further damage in the future. The burning of the books by order of Shi Huang Di in 213 BCE shows the abuse of history. Because the Qin rulers felt that that the historical records were threatening, this caused them to thereby cause useful books and contrary scholars to be destroyed or executed.
As a result of the Spanish American war, the United States gained control of the Philippines. The US felt that the Philippines were too uncivilized to govern themselves so the US decided to keep them under their control. Although the filipinos were unhappy that they were being given to another country for imperialist rule Before America took over the Philippines there were 87 different languages. Some of the languages that they spoke were Tagalog, Pampungo, ETC. There were 7.5 million people in the Philippines before the imperialism.
The same is evident in the film, Independence Day, as sharing the critical vulnerability that other countries can use to overcome the alien invasion would benefit American interests abroad (Desch 17). Considering the position that the United States assume in the film, a notable theme that arises relates to the notion of ‘soft power’. Evidently, ‘soft power has the potential of occupying a distinct position in the nation’s foreign policy. To an extent, such is possible based on the manner that the country is positioned in the normative struggle on the role that the US plays in the World system (Eriksson and Norman 425). It is argued that ‘soft power’ that the United States had amassed, the popularity of the American culture and the attraction of it played a part in the nation’s victory in the Cold War.
Eisenhower feared that communism would spread to other countries but countries cannot be considered “dominoes,” so the domino theory is false. The domino theory was then reintroduced during the Vietnam War and the Kennedy administration (“Vietnam War”). Many people see the domino theory as something entirely true. They think the theory is applicable because of the blood shed in Vietnam and its surrounding countries because of the spread of communism (Moïse). The American government saw Ho Chi Minh as one of the playing pieces in the game of communism.
They insistently held on to their belief that America was the heroic force of the war, freeing defenseless Cubans from the oppressive rule of Spain. This viewpoint can be seen in David Saville Musey’s 1911 published textbook An American History, where he wrote that the war “begun as a noble crusade for the liberation of the Cuban” . Americans at the time didn’t see the war as the imperial conquest that it was, but rather justified their involvement through their American ideals. When describing the conditions in Cuba, Musey wrote that “prudence and humanity alike forbade the continuance of these horrible conditions at [the United States’] very door” . Musey hardly mentions America’s economic interest in Cuba, and chooses to push the notion that the war entirely stemmed from America’s altruistic intentions.
The existence of the conflict of interest came from the movement for freedom of the Moros (Quevedo, n.d.). This movement for freedom by the Moros led to the rebellion of the current times and this threatened the peace in the country. So, to quell this rebellion, the government proposed the BBL. This Bangsamoro Basic Law may be the solution to the historical injustice in Mindanao. The purpose of BBL as proposed by the Government, to negotiate peace talks with the Moros to make the rebellion
They told us that colonialism "existed for the sake of the colonials and not the colonizers." (Martin, 2013) Constantino (1959) pointed out that the concept of free trade was actually a bait that we enthusiastically swallowed. What Filipinos did not know was that there was an ulterior motive to it - control over our economy. We were too blind to see it as we focused on the pseudo-perks that American sovereignty fed us. These include American media and products, which are nothing but tools to divert our nationalism into internationalism, resulting to our Filipino culture dying down and being replaced by the Americans'.