Theodore Roosevelt saw that war was approaching and advised Commodore George Dewey to send troops to the Philippines on May 1. The battle of the Philippines was the first battle of the Spanish American War, it took place on May 1. There was not a single ship lost for the U.S., whereas all Spanish ships were destroyed, the U.S. had won their first battle of the Spanish American War. Most of the fighting in Cuba took place in Santiago, there was partial fighting in the water. Roosevelt left his post in the navy to come fight in Cuba.
the city San Francisco “became the most cosmopolitan city in America, with large numbers of French, Germans, Americans, Mexicans, and Chinese,” (Gillon 69). This shows that the Gold Rush attracted immigrants from all around the world to California which caused the city to become more diverse and more cultures were practiced throughout California. California became more diverse because of the Gold Rush. In conclusion, the Gold Rush had a positive impact on American History because Americans grew in wealth and California became more diverse. Americans were able to make thousands of dollars off of gold and immagrants and foreigners from all over the world came to California.
The war has left a long term effect on both sides that involved in the war. Both Spain and the United States were truly impacted by the war because the war happened unexpectedly. The Spanish-American War was not started by one event alone, but with the accumulation many events which caused the war to explode. It started with the event surrounding USS Maine, was a "second class" battleship built up for the U.S. Navy. Spain sent General “Butcher” Weyler to control the situation in Cuba, so America sent the navy battleship called the USS Maine to the area to protect American investments.
“Substituting dollars for bullets”, this policy wanted to prevent Latin American countries by managing the finances of “backward” countries and further American interest in East Asia through the use of economic might instead of military might. While it did manage to expand America’s sphere of influence through economic means, it was much less successful than Big Stick Diplomacy and Latin American countries saw the diplomacy as imperialist and some them even refused to sign treaties. Additionally it did not successfully counter economic instability and could not suppress the tide of revolution in Latin America. but failed to suppress or stop the Evidence. Examples and/or relevance • US installed a pro-American pro-dollar diplomacy regime in Honduras • Suppression of Nicaraguan revolution • Dollar diplomacy not restricted to Latin America – Taft forestalled annexation in Liberia, West Africa, but the diplomacy did not stop financial and political problems in Liberia • To curtail Japanese and Russian influence, was unable to get French or English support and settled for Chinese support Concluding remarks Pros and
Should The U.S. Have Annexed The Philippines? When the Spanish-American war came to an end and Spain gave up their power in the Philippines and Cuba, the US showed they had no interest in annexing Cuba but were debating on whether or not they should annex the Philippines. The possibility of annexation pleased some but it also made other unhappy, like Emilio Aguinaldo who wanted the Philippines to be free from colonization. In his fight for the island’s freedom, Aguinaldo started a rebellion against the US army and soon enough the Philippine American war began. The instability in this island led to much debate over whether or not the annexation would benefit or detriment the Philippines.
The Spanish and American War: The war began in 1898. There was conflict between Spain and the United States. The war started when Cuba wanted to become an independent country and did not want to be ruled by Spain no more. The Cubans rebelled against Spain and Spain tried to stop the rebellion as fast as they could. The United States got into the when the USS Maine was unexplainably sunk down into the ocean.
Paratroopers started capturing bridges and ships started firing at Hitler’s “impenetrable” sea wall. By the end of June 6 over 150,000 Allied soldiers had landed on the French Beach. Hitler believed there was going to be an attack coming from the Seine River, this was a fake invasion planned by the Allies to fool the Hitler. This caused Hitler to not send more reinforcements to the Normandy Beach, giving the Allies an advantage. The Allies air force blew up bridges, this caused the Germans to take a longer route.
According to history.com “U.S. Congress soon afterward issued resolutions that declared Cuba’s right to independence, demanded the withdrawal of Spain’s armed forces from the island, and authorized the President’s use of force to secure that withdrawal while renouncing any U.S. design for annexing Cuba.” McKinley then set up a naval blockade on Cuba and started requesting American volunteers for their military. This decision caused the Spanish to declare war with America which we now call it the Spanish-American War of 1898. The war started out on May 1, 1898 when Commodore Dewey and his naval squad went into the Philippine Islands at Manila Bay to successfully gain control of the sea when they defeated the Spanish naval force that was trying to defend the Philippine Islands. The victory of the defeat triggered McKinley’s want for acquiring the Philippines land as a trophy for the war, leading to tension between the Americans and Filipinos.
The railroad system was a huge factor in in developing the west. It took away the need of steamboats and was much cheaper and safer than traveling on water. The railroad changed the way of transportation, products and animals were shipped from the west to the east coast, and it allowed the United States to expand the west at a much faster rate. In the years between 1855 and 1871 the Federal government operated a land grant system that gave companies millions of acres of land in the uninhabited west. With this program numerous western lines allowed for faster travel between the Western United States and the Eastern United States.
In the late 1800’s, Cuba was fighting for its independence and striving to break free from Spain’s control. On February 28, 1898, the U.S.S Maine mysteriously exploded, which was stationed on the coast of Cuba. This led to the U.S involvement in the Spanish-American War. There were many economic reasons why the U.S joined this war, however, there was nothing significant that would require their involvement. The U.S was already keeping a close eye on the battle between the other two nations; waiting for a reason to intervene.