The political cartoon “Let Him Go, McKinley” seemed to portray McKinley as a weak present that did not want America to get involved in other country’s fights. He was elected on his platform enforsing Cuban independence, but when it came time to let Uncle Sam go fight, he tried to remain neutral. This cartoon was made to increase the call to have America fight in The Spanish-American War before the vulture (Spain probably) got to the people. The cartoonist wants President McKinley to let Americans go to war with Spain. The TR stock footage was very interesting to watch. First off, I loved hearing the old reporter voice and old time-y music. Also, the footage of the Rough Riders was pretty neat. When the narrator voice said he “forsaw the struggle …show more content…
It made me wonder what Washington would have thought of imperialism. I think he would agree being prepared for war is sensible, but would he see how denying other countries their independence goes against what the other founding fathers and he fought for? Or would he too be swept up in the idea of racial superiority? Maybe he would just hold a cabinet meeting and let Jefferson and Hamilton argue the matter out. The other thing I noticed in TR’s address was how he said: “In all our history there has never been a time when preparedness for war was any menace to peace.” That statement almost makes me want to laugh, because if only TR knew how preparedness for war would lead to World War I. The “Clip of documentary” video was very fascinating for me to watch, because the early days of filming industry are very intriguing to me. It amazing me that some of the first special effects of battleship fights were made by using models in a water tank. I also thought it was interesting how the end of the video pointed out that the explosion was most likely accidental. Something the Spanish did not likely do was used by movie makers and newspapers to make a big fuss and encourage a
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“Gasland” is a documentary on natural gas and how its drilling affects people. It really lets you see what these natural gas companies are doing. The toxic fumes and chemicals are ruining people 's lives to the point where some of them are dying. “Gasland” makes you grateful for what you have and how clean it is. Think about having to get your water every day and it was 30-50 miles away.
Washington’s Farewell Address was a letter written by George Washington as he was coming to the end of his second term in office as President. In this letter, Washington urged Americans to avoid excessive political party spirit, geographical distinctions, and long-term alliances with other countries. Washington expresses throughout the letter that foreign affairs of any kind would only ruin America and that America, as a strong nation, should stay neutral. His ideas about foreign affairs impacted the country by giving advice to Americans on the importance of the national union, the evils of political parties, and the value of the constitution.
I believe this was a perfect storm of sorts. Between the propaganda being circulated throughout the United States, and McKinley’s desire to satisfy the American People war was inevitable. In Jan of 1898 There was a riot in a Havana newspaper office. Mckinley ordered the Navy warship Maine to the Havana Harbor. This was
President Washington gave advice for the future of the U.S. in his farewell address. Washington decided not to run for a third term, but he set a precedent by giving a farewell address with valuable advice for the U.S. to take into consideration. He also had a concern for the U.S. that would last until the end of his life, causing him to give this particular advice. Washington had to deal with the conflict between Hamilton and Jefferson, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the clash between France and Great Britain. Staying united, following the Constitution, and staying neutral is the advice that Washington gave based on his experiences because he loved and worried about the future of the U.S. Fearing that the newly formed U.S. government would divide, Washington first gave advice on the U.S. staying united.
Between the era of Mahan Beveridge, Schurz, and Bryan, there have been many outlooks and opinions about whether or not imperialism is good or bad; some similar, some different. One is the speech by Obama being similar to Bryan’s opinions in relations to them both believing that imperialism is pointless, and overall not a good decision since there can be other ways to solve the problems they may have for imperializing in the first place. They both saw the same effects that can come out of imperializing; the consequence being an unnecessary war that can be avoided in the first place. Webb’s is also similar to both Bryan and Obama’s opinion because he also believes that it is an unnecessary thing to do in order for us to get what we want. They
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.
Roosevelt developed his “Roosevelt Corollary” stating that the U.S. could intervene in Latin America if they were inviting in foreign aggression (Document 5). He was being positive and aggressive toward Latin America. He was
I thought it was interesting how far the diseases had spread and how greatly it impacted the native Americans as a society. It was interesting how the diseases spread farther then the Europeans had even gone, through being spread from native to native. Personally, the illustrations used in the video to demonstrate the spread of the diseases was quite informative and entertaining, and helped clearly show how they spread. I also thought it was fascinating that when they landed at Plymouth, they used the ghost towns left by civilizations who had died out from the diseases; and that many civilizations that shared the same fate were lost to
Spanish American War / Yellow Journalism “You furnish the pictures, and I`ll furnish the war." (http://izquotes.com/author/william-randolph-hearst). During the 1890`s the Spanish American War started. “The Spanish–American War was a conflict fought between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of sinking of the USS Maine in Havana harbor leading to American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence."
George’s Farewell Address President George Washington renounced his presidency in 1796 with his Farewell Address. It can also serve as an advisory tool for future presidents. In his letter to the people, he addressed possible dangers and set precedents for future leaders of the country. Washington warns the people of numerous threats to look out for. His many issues are used to help the country thrive, The first issue President Washington addresses is enemies both in the United States and out.add a comma after enemies Washington goes on to say this; “...The conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies..”
In the address Wilson gives example of the realities of war. The loss and heartbreak that comes with the sacrifices the nation would be making for the country, but he also tells Congress of the good that could come out of it. He reassures Congress of what we are fighting for and how the United States is our nation and worth the sacrifices and fight. After we entered into the war each and every group and minority came together to play their own part in the war efforts. Agencies and jobs were created to ensure revenue flow through the economy, war bonds were sold to feed money back into the government, even victory gardens were grown to conserve food rations.
All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of Paul Baumer, a German young man who is drafted into the army with some of his high school friends. Unfortunately, he and his friends have unrealistic ideas about what they are going to face while serving. The movie shows the tragedy of war through the emotional connection characters have, and focuses on the experiences had by the newly enlisted group of friends. I both enjoyed and did not enjoy the movie All Quiet on the Western Front. The parts that I enjoyed included the detail and historical accuracy which could be lined up with the information we have been learning in class.
Using his authority and knowledge of the American government and the conflict at hand, Roosevelt speaks for the American people from his high station, declaring, “I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form
Therefore, Veterans bring up the idea in the film that if Fascist can attack Spain who were becoming demarcated, who is to say they would not attack America, a government that is based on democracy? This helped motivated many Americans to volunteer in fighting in the Spanish
My first thought about Brakage’s Window Water Baby was that the clip gave off the effect of an amateur home video. Then as I looked more closely, I realized the great angles used. The great focus, intense close up shots, and the visual effects used to produce the warm colors. What was more significant was that Brakage explored an area that most people attempt to keep a secret, childbirth. People may perceive this film as pornography or hard to view, because most people are not accustom to viewing childbirth footage.