These new markets reached all around the globe, providing products that were only found in the Philippines. Wanting peace to end the war is another similarity that was shared. The fighting of the Spanish-American war had taken a great toll on both of the nations, so “a peace treaty was signed between the United States and Spain which officially turned over to the United States the islands of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines” (“The Philippines Ends Its Uprising”). One last similarity that was shared is that both nations provoked an uprising from the native Filipinos because all that they wanted was their independence. Americans and Spaniards alike fought through war and suffering trying to keep control over the Philippines.
This is because the fall of Hong Kong lead America into joining the war, ultimately aiding the Allies into winning the war, defeating both Germany and Japan. The input of America’s position made it possible for the Allies’ victory, even when they were tired out and about to lose; America gave the Allies new and fresh soldiers, and a new range of weapons, ranging from the air force, the navy, to artillery. The fall of Hong Kong also showed the cracks within the League of Nations that they had been trying to hide and put up a cover
In the year of 1899, America ended the war it had been raging against Spain in regards to the freedom of the Philippine islands and its inhabitants. The United States supported the Filipinos with military assistance in hopes of liberating the islands from the control of Spain. With the eventual defeat of the Spanish army, America faced with the decision to annex the Philippines or to grant them their freedom and control regarding self government rule. President McKinley was an honest man and definitely had a look out for his country and anything that could benefit them and help them prosper. After the Spanish fleet was dealt with and were no more, it had opened up the best opportunity to gain control of the Philippines.
Wilson persuaded Congress to withdraw the 1912 Panama Canal act which exempted American ships from paying the required toll for passage through the canal. In 1903 he signed a treaty with Colombia to apologize for Roosevelt’s aggression during the American-driven Panama
To the Americans, this was not a trivial border dispute between two parties somewhere on the map. Instead, they feared that it was the first step in a communist campaign to take over the world - they believed that should one country fell to communism, then others would follow, much like a domino effect. Hence, it is in US’s stance to intervene in this conflict, as per their containment policy. (In fact, in April 1950, the NSC-68, a National Security Council report, had recommended that the US use military force to “contain” communist expansionism “regardless of the intrinsic strategic or economic value of the lands in
The United States secured the rights to build the canal in Panama in 1903, but to acquire land to build on, negotiations with Gran Columbia were necessary since they owned the country of Panama. When the Columbian senate rejected the leasing of the land proposed by the US, it angered Theodore Roosevelt and led him to support a Panamanian revolt against Columbia and prevented a Columbian response by displaying the strength of the US navy off the coast of Panama, which quickly led to Panamas independence and their subsequent acceptance of the same deal that Columbians rejected. The canal open in 1914 and the whole affair became successful example of Big Stick Diplomacy’s use of peaceful negotiation at first, simultaneously coupled with a threat of military intervention to be used when it becomes
According to History Today, “The island of Singapore at the foot of the Malay peninsula originally came under British control in 1819.”(Richard) The quote shows that Singapore was the colony of British that time. Next, according to the BBC, “1922- Singapore becomes main British naval base in East Asia.” (BBC) It shows that Singapore was very important for British that time, if it was defeated, the British may have big problems, so British needed to protect the colony. Then, according to the National Archives, “The general feeling of security evident in Malaya at this time was based on the view, expressed officially by specialists, that Japan was most likely to risk hostilities with Britain and USA.”(National Archives) The quote expresses that the invasion of Japan of Malaya caused the tension among countries. Japan was announcing that it wanted to fight against the British. These quotes explain that Singapore was very important to the British, so if Singapore was invaded, the British needed to take
Common Sense highlighted the inevitability of colonial independence from Britain by stating that British monarchy was embedded in fallacy, hazardous to liberty, and unfitting for America. In Common Sense, Paine accused the king of conspiring against American freedom, and proclaimed that America had no financial necessity for their link with Britain. Paine connected the colonies’ arising nationalism with the belief that America would become a new type of country, established on republican values and free from European oppressions. Common Sense sold over one hundred thousand copies in three months, and eliminated the final psychological blockade to American
Cuba was a colonial empire under the Spanish authority but, eventually lost the territory to the United State in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American war. After the defeat of Spain, the United State granted Cuba independence by passing the Teller Amendment and thereafter began playing vital roles in its political and economic affairs. In 1901, the U.S Congress passed the Platt Amendment which gave the United State the right to intervene in the Cuban affairs if it threatened its interest. Jose Miguel Gomez emerged as the president after his party won by securing enough votes and through the backing of the U.S enfeebled the Liberal Party formerly composed of the Cubans that fought against Spain. Shortly after that, there was a revolt within the party under General Evaristo Estanoz and here again the U.S government intervened by sending troops to back President Jose Miguel and also to protect their business interest.
Alyssa Audrey C. Indefenzo October 6, 2015 INTFILO - EL Heneral Luna Insight Paper Heneral Luna is a historical biographic film that takes place in the time of General Antonio’s leadership of the Philippine Revolutionary Army during the Philippine-American War. The film begins with the intrusion of the American forces into Philippine soil and ends with the assassination of Luna. The release of this film is timely since it depicts everything that is wrong with our nation then and even now. “Walang makakaangat sa batas. Kahit na ang presidente.” General Antonio Luna is not your average hero.