The Spanish-American War of 1898 put an end to Spain’s colonial empire within the Western Hemisphere and put America in the new role as a global power. With the United States victory this produced a peace treaty which compelled the Spanish to relinquish any claims on Cuba. It also gave power over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States (United States, United States Department of State, n.d.). During the conflict the independent state of Hawaii was annexed by the United States. The war gave the United States predominance within the Caribbean region and allowed us to pursue our economic and strategic interests in Asia.
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The United States secured the rights to build the canal in Panama in 1903, but to acquire land to build on, negotiations with Gran Columbia were necessary since they owned the country of Panama. When the Columbian senate rejected the leasing of the land proposed by the US, it angered Theodore Roosevelt and led him to support a Panamanian revolt against Columbia and prevented a Columbian response by displaying the strength of the US navy off the coast of Panama, which quickly led to Panamas independence and their subsequent acceptance of the same deal that Columbians rejected. The canal open in 1914 and the whole affair became successful example of Big Stick Diplomacy’s use of peaceful negotiation at first, simultaneously coupled with a threat of military intervention to be used when it becomes
During America’s imperialistic period they saw Middle America as another optimal position to take for trade routes to the west from eastern America. Many islands in the gulf, and lower were also needed for many reasons. One such place was Cuba, Cuba was against Spain, and wanted to be separate of its state. Cuba asked for the assistance of America, and was granted access to this assistance. Eventually Spain was driven out, and Cuba was put under the Monroe Doctrine, allowing America some control.
In an attempt to create a new Cuban economy the government took over many industries controlled by forging countries, but they offered compensation to the various governments involved. Most governments accepted this compensation even though it didn’t strictly follow international law, but the United States government refused, and enacted a stifling embargo of Cuba that nearly crippled Cuba’s economy. From then starting with Eisenhower it became public policy for America to overthrown the new Cuban government
The Bay of Pigs was an unsuccessful invasion by CIA trained forces of Cuban exiles that were to invade southern Cuba and overthrow the Cuban Government. This event was encouraged and supported from the US government. This strained the relationship between the United States and Cuba, but after events of the Cuban Missile Crisis set new ground for the companionship between both countries. In 1964 Fidel Castro sent a message to President Lyndon B. Johnson stating, "I seriously hope that Cuba and the United States can eventually respect and negotiate our differences. I believe that there are no areas of contention between us that cannot be discussed and settled within a climate of mutual understanding.
After becoming dependent on other failing nations to acquire the essentials for our country to become adequate, Cuba is stuck leading a nation to continued suffering. How are we, the citizens of Cuba, supposed to willing let corrupt leaders take advantage of us? We demand the right to free speech without punishment. We deserve the right to a fair trial. We require our basic human rights to be met.
In response these events in Cuba, Dwight D. Eisenhower, near the end of his presidency in 1961, put embargos on sugar, oil and guns to Cuba and also cuts diplomatic ties. Then in 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a complete trade embargo with Cuba that prohibited American companies from doing business with Cuba and stopped travel by Americans to Cuba. The embargo stemmed from the United States distrust of the Fidel Castro regime and Cuba’s diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. The Cuban embargo to this day has still not been lifted, Cuba is still ruled by a Communist party and the Cuban President, a dictator, is Fidel Castro’s younger brother, Raul
Political insurgency across Latin America intended to fight for justice and equity but compromised democracy and human rights in the process. The Cuban Revolution inspired a political revolt against the United States, resisting against its economic hegemony, but forces from above complicated matters. In Nicaragua, for example, Sandino’s “willingness to defy the United States” surged a political conflict with Somoza and eventually lead to his assassination (Kinzer 31). Somoza’s rise to power came through a de facto electoral proceeding and his use of oppressive tactics to eventually become dictator. His ruling only came to perpetuate the influence of the United States in Nicaragua and spurred the start of the bloody pathway of counter-insurgencies.
Following the address, many people feared the world was on the brink of a nuclear war. But believe it or not, a huge catastrophe was escaped when the U.S. agreed to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s offer which was to remove the Cuban missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba. American intervention has happened many times in the Latin American country Cuba. Sometimes the American intervention in Cuba it resulted in positive results, sometimes it resulted in not so positive results. It all seemed to depend on the day, the year, the leader, and the event that was occurring at the
Roosevelt invited many social reforms that changed America. From his reforms came changes in Social, Economic, and Foreign Policy. Roosevelt presidency was a turning point in history, he put into effect different acts that protected our food, workers in factories and our economy. His biggest accomplishment though was the invaluable land that he made into national forest for future generations to enjoy and explore. Roosevelt “profoundly changed the course of the century” (Murder at the Fair), he was a president who thought for his country, not for those who helped him win the presidential election.
The United States has had an ongoing embargo with Cuba. An embargo is when there is a ban against a trade from a particular country. The United States has imposed it upon Cuba. This happened on October 19th, 1960, signed by John F. Kennedy. The US placed an embargo on Cuba except for food and medicine.
Containment was used by the United States so they could prevent communism spreading and was used towards the Guatemalans, Greece, Turkey, and Cuba during the cold war. In which was successful in stopping communism from spreading but did require people being killed or be put in jail which is bad because they got punished for something they believed on. This happened around 1954 because at that time they were fighting the cold war so they had to come with a quick and effective way to stop communism from spreading and containment was the solution. Containment was a big step for the Unites states, they were to intimidate the Soviet Union.
The Spanish American War was a big step towards American War power and influenced foreign countries greatly with trade, naval power, and territory. The Era of the Spanish - American contributed to the advancement in trade for the United States. After the Hay-Pauncefote treaty with Britain was abolished, the U.S. was free to build a canal in Latin America with their help. The canal was set to be built in Panama, this canal was to benefit America to create ports free from tax in this country. This was granted when the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903 gave rights over a 51 mile long and 10 mile wide Canal Zone to protect the U.S. With these rights American manufacturing exporting companies without any tariffs for the citizens of the States.
After WWII, there was communism fever in the northern part of the world. This domineering outbreak of communism threatened the US and our capitalist allies. Through the outbreaks, the US took things to drastic measures and did everything in their power to stop communism, causing multiple wars and combat. During June of 1950, North Korea first invaded the Southern part of Korea due to their pessimistic views on communism.