Communism was becoming a big concern as it was making its way towards the United States. A large amount of money was put in for containment to be put in place around the world and keep communism out. One place it did not manage to contain was Cuba. Fidel Castro was culprit in heavily enforcing communism to his own people. Fidel Castro had always had communist values in him when he overthrew Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, which Castro took the place of.
Cuba history The history of Cuba began with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and the assault of the island by the spaniards. Native groups where the Guanahatabey, Ciboney, and taino all inhabited the island. But most of them soon died from diseases or shock from the conquest of the spanish. Colonial society developed after Spain colonized the island in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
In her book From Cuba with Love, Megan Daigle dives into the nexus of sex, money, and deprivation in Cuba following the fall of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the U.S. embargo in the early 1990s as it deals with “jineterismo,” the local practice of pursuing relationships with foreigners in order to gain access to hard currency. With the end of the Soviet Union, Cuba was stripped of its primary source of financial and political support, quickly sending Cuba into an economic crisis that its government called “el Periodo especial en tiempo de paz” or the Special Period in Peacetime. “Seeming overnight, the Cuban economy collapsed by 40 percent” (4). To make matters worse this was the same time the United States solidified its embargo on
The United States has been filled with great cheer and delight since the Platt Amendment has been passed on the country Cuba. The U.S amending the constitution creating the Platt Amendment, further maintained our power on Cuban independence. Senator Orville Platt from Connecticut made this amendment to intervene with a inadequate Cuban government. That 's why I stand for America to stay in Cuba and agree with the Platt Amendment . The Platt Amendment states that the government of Cuba could never enter a treaty jeopardizing their independence, which maintains our power over their military-government actions.
The Spanish American war was a war between the United States of America and Spain. It lasted 4 months in the year 1898. The purpose of the war was for Spain to loss control of Cuba, the Philippians, Guam, and Puerto Rico. It all started when Spain started to put pressure on Cuba to increase trade to the Americas so they could get the majority of trade with America. This caused Cuba to fight for independence.
Informative Speech Outline By: Katherine M Perez-Arroyo 1. Speech Topic: The History of Puerto Rico and its ties to the United States 2. Attention-Getter: Hi, my name is Kat and I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and I would like to ask you a question I was asked a few years ago when I was living in Topeka, Kansas “What kind of documentation do I need to travel to and from Puerto Rico?
Bay of Imperialistic Pigs: Che Guevara’s Fight Against Imperialism Political pressures between Cuba and the United States were rampant in the 1960s. On April 17, 1961, John F. Kennedy launched the Bay of Pigs Invasion, an attack on Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro and ultimately, stop communism from spreading in Cuba. 1400 Cuban exiles were ordered to attack two Cuban air bases in what is known today as a “botched” invasion on the United States’ behalf (“The Bay of Pigs”). On March 28, 1961, just twenty days before the failed invasion, Che Guevara spoke in front of sugar workers in Santa Clara about Cuba’s role in the Cold War.
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.
To halt the offensive build-up, a strict quarantine was initiated on all offensive military shipments into Cuba. All ships of any kind bound for the small island country will be quarantined, from whatever port or nation the ship departed from. If the ship contains any offensive military equipment it will be immediately sent back. This type of quarantine can be extended to other modes of transportation and will be if necessary.
Opponents argue that the embargo is only harming the people of Cuba rather than benefiting them and it does not affect the government as it intends. The Cuban people are simply isolated they lack the access to technology, medicine, affordable food and other goods. A report by the American Association for World Health found that doctors in Cuba have access to less than 50% of the drugs on the world market, and that food shortages led to a 33% drop in caloric intake between 1989 and 1993. The report stated, "It is our expert medical opinion that the US embargo has caused a significant rise in suffering-and even deaths-in Cuba." Proponents responded that the US is capable of only targeting the Cuban government and not to harm the people in
liberties of...people” to intervene on behalf of Cuba (McCartney, pp. 240). His rhetoric portrays a common belief of Americans that the United States’ destiny is to help others achieve the same success and freedom America possesses. Moreover, it portrays the American belief that the United States holds a distinctive role in Providential history and a sacred responsibility to further Christian values abroad. Eventually, when an American battleship, the USS Maine, exploded in the Havana harbor, Americans called for action, which finally led to the American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. During this time, Americans redefined the United States as being interventionist and asserted that the United States’ history of freedom proved
Caption: Castro-Martinez v. Holder, 674 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir. 2011). Facts: Mexican native, Rafael Castro-Martinez (“Castro”), resided in the U.S illegally since 1995. Castro, who is homosexual, was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 2004. In 2007, he went back to his native country for two weeks.
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.
The Cumming: The USS Maine exploded, sank, and killed 260 sailors at Havana Harbor in Cuba. America thought that Spain sunk the ship (they were in control of Cuba at the time), and the USA came up with the slogan “Remember the Maine.” President McKinley said that there was no proof that Spain sunk the ship but the media continued to blame Spain. Cuba began a struggle for independence from Spain in February of 1895. Spain kept rebellious Cubans in concentration camps, and hundreds of thousands died.