The Berlin Conference is an example of leaders coming together to form political boundaries. Since this happened it shows how many things were affected. This includes people, countries, resources found in that place. The biggest thing is it has a large affect on the future of everyone and everything. Before discussing how it really affected things, I’ll say why people decide to make political boundaries in the first place.
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.
Abraham Lincoln said :“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” In 1898 America won the Spanish-American War and during the aftermath the US was faced with a few choices when it came to the Philippines: hand the Philippines back to Spain, give the Philippines independence, or the US could annex the Philippines. The act of annexation was imperialistic, and imperialism was the practice of building an empire by founding colonies or conquering other nations. In the end the US decided to annex the Philippines, welcoming them to be a part of the US territory. Should the United States have annexed the Philippines?
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.
President Ulysses S. Grant In the 1870s, President Ulysses Grant extended the doctrine by proclaiming that the US would not let European powers relocate territories within the Western Hemisphere. Grant had more accomplishment in employing the doctrine in British and Confederate pillaging in the course of the Civil War in the Alabama Claims case of 1871. When the Civil War was ongoing, the British constructed Confederate raiding vessels that demolished 0.1 million tons of US payload. The Senate rejected an agreement that Seward had negotiated in 1869 (the Johnson-Clarendon Convention) to rule on the claims; it succeeded in the rejection by a 53-1 margin.
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
During the Red Scare three groups of people were monitored which were Scientist, people who worked in the government, and in Education. Scientists were monitored because they could share information of nuclear weapons with the USSR. In fact, two people did tell the USSR how to make atomic weapons, and they go executed. The Government was also being monitored because they could share military information with the USSR.
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 Cold War: A New History written by John Lewis Gaddis is an audacious attempt at describing a conflict that lasted in excess of forty years within the confines of a two hundred page book. Gaddis expertly accomplished the task of compressing four decades of geopolitical unrest between two superpowers that brought the phrase “Mutual Assured Destruction” into America’s lexicon.
There are a variety of topics that tie together in this chapter. First is the US had a desire to trade with everyone, the idea of an “open-door” policy. This desire leads us to topic two, the need to expand further to sell and trade with regions we have taken over and would then be closer too. Lastly is annexation of other countries, the taking over of another area to add to our own state, this involved a lot of racism. The US desire to trade is partly due, to an overproduction of products, to mass to all be used by the Americans began to rely on foreign markets.