The European Colonizers were pitiless towards the neglected natives as they were nothing but
“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
He began to write a pamphlet that he called Common Sense. This pamphlet, published on January 10,1776, explained his reasoning for why New England should fight for independence. He felt that being part of Great Britain would drag the colonies into wars that weren’t New England’s problem. He also felt that by being a British nation, they would still be persecuted by what religion they followed, thus making their journey from England useless. One of the last reasons he felt that they should not be a British nation was that Britain did not care about what happened in New England.
People who opposed the annexation of the Philippines were often anti-imperialists who believed conquering foreign lands went against the concepts of republicanism. In “Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League” (Document A), we are presented with the common beliefs such as the fact that the U.S. did not have the authority to rule another country or colony without its permission. The document expresses that taking control of a land without its peoples’ permission is cruel and oppressive. An example of an anti-imperialist is William Jennings Bryan. In his speech “Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism” (Document D), Bryan asserts that U.S. intervention on the Island is unnecessary because the Filipinos are just seeking independence, they do not want any control.
In 1550, Emporer Charles V summoned a debate to determine how Spain would deal with the Native Americans. Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda and Bartolomé de Las Casas engaged in discourse about this topic: Sepúlveda denigrated the Natives while de Las Casas defended them. Sepúlveda felt that the Native Americans were basically barbaric sub-humans, and that the Europeans were greatly superior to them. He felt that Christianity was far more altruistic than the Natives’ religions. However, Las Casas felt that the Natives should be treated equally, since he believed Jesus died for the Natives just like he died for the Europeans.
After watching the film called ‘Act of War’, I again felt that countries’ do not stand for justice but only pursue their national interests. The reason why Hawaii was so desirable to the United States was the imperialistic characteristic that America had at that time. Even a small island or land is into the consideration of taking over. In detail, the Americans wanted to use the land as their military base and a strategic spot for expanding their imperialism to Asia. The fact that American continent was far away from Asian and European continent, made them realize that in order to empower their global power they need to first dominate the closest countries, even a small land that they consider it trivial.
The colonists who first arrived at the Jamestown wanted to earn economic profits. They were expecting to find and gain mineral wealth such as gold and other natural resources. Also, the Virginia Company of London established the colony in Jamestown in order to find a Northwest sailing route to head to the Orient and, therefore, make opportunities for trade. Other motive to settle in Virginia was to prevent the influence of Spanish colonies, which spread the belief of Spanish Catholicism. The Virginia Company of London tried to convert the Indians in Virginia into Christianity.
The role of a leader is to support and consider what will benefit their people, however, this does not always happen. British colonists left their mother country because they disagreed with the ruling and wanted to be independent of a king. Although separated by an ocean, the colonies were still supported and indirectly ruled by Britain. The British government took advantage of North American resources and cheated the colonists out of their money by placing restrictions of trade and taxing necessary goods.
An excerpt from an Anti-Imperialist league platform said “We do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the Philippines. We go there to conquer, not to redeem…” When America gained more land, we tended not to give the people who live there much freedom but tried to make them more like us. The people of the newly claimed land had to follow the same religion and same government. Another excerpt from the Anti-Imperialist league platform said “We hold that the policy known as imperialism is hostile to liberty and tends toward militarism. America was violating the core principle of republicanism.
The colonists took the proclamation of 1763 the wrong way because the colonists thought they had the right to expand. Great Britain never wanted to cause any
Answers to Document B, Eric Farrow: 1. God is the creator of the universe and all things. Because He created time, He is unchanging. He is the same today, yesterday, 4000 years ago, and 4000 years into the future. God is not surprised by history or human actions.
Although slaves and women did not gain political representation, the Atlantic Revolution was successful because it increased social equality and rights for citizens. In document 2 the first article state “Men are born and remain free and equal rights” and article 6 state “It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes.” Not only did the second and six article states everyone equal. Overall the article are helping bring that social and give them new rights.
During the period between 1450 and 1750, European traders started to get more involved in Chinas and Japan's politics. One similarity between China and Japan in their relations with European traders is that in both countries european traders were welcomed at first, however the relationship soon turned sour. In China, the Qing dynasty sold limited trading privileges to European powers but confined them only to Guangzhou. The British was not satisfied with this arrangement, so they asked for more trading rights. As a result, In a letter to King George III Emperor Qianlong states that the chinese had no need for British products.
There were Spain, England, France, Russia and China expeditions that visited all parts of the Ocean including Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean basin. Europeans were not the only people who explored the larger world. However, what makes the Europeans go on a new world excursion to explore new lands? It is to claim new lands, to make their own empire stronger by obtaining natural resources and to develop new empires.