Hugh White a Whig congressman from New York, was the first member of the House of Representatives to make a link between the war and slavery. He stated “. . . this Mexican war—a war, in my judgement, unnecessary, uncalled for, and wholly unjustifiable; offensive in its inception, and I fear of conquest and subjugation (slavery) in its ending.
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.
In “The Lost Colony and Jamestown Droughts” Jamestown suffered its longest time of an unbroken period of drought. (57) August through May 1610 “(the “Starving Time”) killed 110 colonists. (Fausz, 63) The colonist also died because during the winter time, the was not a lot of food to feed themselves. The other reason colonists died because fish were only present during spring and early summer which is why they had no food during winter time.That is the reason colonists died by starvation. The lack of food is the reason so many colonists died of hunger.
Before building the canal, the US had to aid Panama and liberate it from Colombia’s rule. The United States proved to be too big of a power for Colombia to go against so they easily handed over Panama. Although Theodore Roosevelt’s diplomacy seemed very militaristic and strict, he was a man of peace. His influence went as far as helping end the war between the Russians and Japanese. Another action that was taken was the updates that Theodore Roosevelt had for the Monroe Doctrine.
When Mexico declined their offer, President James Polk needed an excuse to go to war with Mexico to steal California right from underneath them. Polk spread the rumor that it was their “manifest destiny” to extend America’s territory to the Pacific Ocean. Historians today ask the question: Was the United States justified in going to war with Mexico? The United States was not justified, because the United States were greedy for land, “manifest destiny” is weak excuse, and because of the human cost. The United States had its eye on expand its territory and started with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Americans to acute offense to this and again asked for war. President Mckinley said he couldn’t see going to war over “something so silly.” Still the American people wanted action against Spain. The American government responded to these American war cries by sending the battle ship U.S.S Maine for a “friendly visit.” The events that would follow would finally get these cries for war answered (Lawson
The constitution in 1887 was known as “the Bayonet Constitution” due to the current king at the time, King David Kalakaua, being forced to sign it at gunpoint. Queen Liliuokalani’s rewriting of the constitution provoked outrage from the Americans, and it did not go into effect. Previously, the United States did not protest Hawaii being under its control informally, with its own kingdom and rulers, but when Queen Liliuokalani challenged its intentions, it spurred a need to remove her and to annex Hawaii. After protests and neglected petitions, ships which needed a place in the middle of the Pacific to dock, unwilling Presidents, and at last, nationalism, Hawaii was officially part of the United States—first a territory in 1900—then, a state in
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.
The natives had attacked our colony and killed 347 of our men . This started a series of attacks between us and them that lasted for the next 20 years. Finally in 1646 the fighting ceased when we captured Opechancanough and executed him . Because the native’s population numbers had dwindled due to diseases and war, they didn’t retaliate. Jamestown’s history with the natives is filled with death and misery.
The Cherokees had to leave everything behind and on the journey 4,000 had died. Jackson ignored that the Indians had lived on that land for many generations and were being forced to give up their homes. Jackson can be denounced as a fraud and an opportunist who wrecked the U.S economy in the 1800s. He did not hesitate to use his presidential power and he was often referred negatively as “ King Andrew I” for his autocratic behavior. Indians were treated unfairly even when they tried to adopt American customs.