Charles Sumner And The Annexation Of The Dominican Republic Summary

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Charles Sumner and the Annexation of the Dominican Republic President Ulysses Grant attempted to annex the Dominican Republic to the United States during his first term, with support from both countries. The United States was motivated by prospects of acquiring dominance in the Caribbean, increasing its commercial avenues; the possibility of establishing a black state and by the idea of Manifest Destiny Doctrine intermingled with Monroe Doctrine. The Dominican Republic, on the other hand, was motivated by the desire to satisfy financial interest and the intent of defeating a rebellion from the Haitian government. The main issues that came out were politics, economics, race, gender and religion. Politics; • Grant’s efforts to promote
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