While Zinn argues that the U.S. fought the war mainly because of business interests, Schweikart and Allen expand on the topic and point out three concerns including the one Zinn named. First, there was the political component in which Americans sympathized with the Cubans’ yearning for independence. Second, businessmen had important interests on the island, cultivated over several decades. Sugar, railroads, shipping, and other enterprises gave the United States an undeniable economic interest in Cuba, while at the same time putting Americans in a potential crossfire.Third, there was the moral issue of Weyler;s treatment of the Cubans, which appealed to American humanitarianism (Schweikart and Zinn 483). In addition, Schweikart and Allen give detailed descriptions of the battles that happened during the Spanish American War, while Zinn simply states that the “Spanish forces were defeated in three months” (Zinn 309).
The massacre consisted of mass murder by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, the capital of the Republic of China, which lasted for six weeks. Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were killed left and right (Document O). Eventually, the lead perpetrators were prosecuted and received the proper punishments. Japan led numerous attacks of extreme brutality on countries near and far. America was tuning into the disgust of the Japanese through propaganda.
One of the most controversial of these is the impact its’ invention had on slavery in America. Instead of slavery becoming obsolete which was the inspiration behind this invention, the cotton gin actually contributed to a massive explosion in the growth of slavery. Whitney thought his invention would decrease the labor involved in production of cotton which in turn would decrease the need for slaves. However, the cotton gin just changed how slaves were used in the production of cotton and did not decrease their need. The cotton gin increased cotton productivity which increased profits for farmers.
The Mexican American War started in 1846 because of Mexican resentment caused by the 1836 loss of Texas and the American’s desire for Mexico’s more northern territory. “On September 9, 1847 after two years of fighting, the Mexican American war essentially ended when the American Army captured Mexico City after the Battle of Chapultepec”( 6). The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the war. United States leaders then acted morally superior in their negotiations of the treaty 1. During negotiations, United States officials viewed the “forcible incorporations” (1) of almost one half of Mexico’s land as an “event foreordained by providence and Manifest Destiny” (1).
This stalemate brought on another revision to the constitution where it was proposed to vote separately for President and Vice. This was known as the 12th amendment which was ratified in 1804. Jefferson served as the 3rd president of the United States and served for two terms. He was sworn into office in 1808 as the first to ever be sworn in at Washington D.C. His biggest achievement as president was accomplished during his first term where he was able to successfully achieve the Louisiana Purchase. He was able to purchase more than 800,000 square miles from France for only $15 million dollars.
In conclusion, 100,000 people were killed because there was no medicine or food. Countless individuals have been murdered for the greater good of Asoka’s kingdom and that is something that is selfish and pitiful. Many territories have been overpowered by the likes of Asoka for a good outcome. Kalinga was overpowered and it intercepted the routes from the Ganges Valley. This territory was also a powerful maritime area and it
In Japanese controlled areas there was an estimated twenty five million deaths from 1937 to 1945. If the United States did not drop the atomic bombs and the Soviet entry did cause the Japanese to surrender by October 1st this would have added a minimum of 600,000 Asian deaths to the already high death toll. (Document 11). The atomic bombings may have taken many lives, but they saved many more from dying from wounds, starvation, and
Hawaiian Annexation and the Spanish-American war we learn many connections about the U.S. involvement. Eight islands, two thousand miles off the U.S. west coast attracted attention from the Americans as a place to occupy. The U.S. owned three fourths of Hawaii’s wealth through sugar exports. Americans
This progression of manufacturing led to a larger middle class, as people found the desire to buy luxury goods for themselves once again, leading to economic enhancement. Nationalism was further highlighted by the Tariff of 1816 - the first tariff in American history, which was instituted primarily for protection, not revenue (Borneman 261). The expansion of industrialization as a result of this enlarged middle class demonstrated America’s need to expand their self-sufficiency; because before the war, America greatly relied on foreign countries. The War of 1812 revealed the necessity for a better transportation system, economic independence, and independent markets, all of which came to fruition as a result of the
The Battle of Manila Bay was one of two major American naval victories in the Spanish-American War. This event occurred on of May 1, 1898, which was two days after war had been declared between Spain and the United States. The battle is responsible for several reasons. It was the final war, ending any threat from the Spanish naval forces. Important Spanish ships were destroyed or captured, with no damage happening to the American Forces.