The war also set a stage for other policies in the U.S and reflected the development that had been experienced in the 19th Century. The Philippines also gained its independence and Hawaii joined the Union because of the
At the initial conference Eugenio Montero Rios bestowed protested against the permission of the Spanish attacks . The treaty guaranteed Cuba’s independence and forced Spain to surrender control of Puerto Rico, Philippine’s and Guam. After the United states bought the Philippines, the Filipinos who was led by Emilio Aguinaldo rebelled against the Americans because they felt like they were being sustained . Subsequently after, all this win for the United States helped start businesses in Cuba and other places. America enriched Cuba’s education systems and their country as a whole.
However, the tables turned when Spanish surrendered to the U.S., which was holding the capital at the time, instead of the Filipino rebels, who were holding much of the surrounding area. The U.S. acquired Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico from the Spanish at the expense of the independence of the Filipinos (The Philippine-American War, 12/11/17). The final example of America exploiting other governments happened in Cuba. After the Spanish-American War, Cuba had been left in shambles and plunged into chaos. America used the power it gave itself in the Monroe Doctrine and Roosevelt Corollary to come into Cuba and set up a military government (America’s Changing Foreign Policy, 12/4/17).
News’s protocol had not reached all of the battles in the fronts and on August 15, 1898 in Manila the US army attacked the Spanish army in the Philippines. The US and Spain both signed the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898, and it led to the end of Spanish Empire(The Spanish-American War, 1898 - 1866–1898 - Milestones - Office of the Historian). In December 1898, the United States announced the initiation of U.S. military rule in Philippines. People were argued that the United States could not give back the islands to
When the Spanish arrived in the Philippines, the diverse population of inhabitants were either animistic or Muslim. With the exception of Manila, the periphery of the islands had little economic value and returned relatively poor profits. Therefore, "[Spanish monarchs] resolved early that religious conversion of Filipinos was to be the only justification for holding the islands." Due to conflicts with the Dominican and Jesuit orders that did the missionary work in the Philippines, the Spanish appointed and trained Indios, those who were of fully Filipino descent, and Mestizos, those of half-Iberian, half-Filipino descent, to be priests. These Mestizos and Indios were on the lower end of the racial hierarchy of the Philippines, so the fact that they were able to gain prominent roles in the clergy show a very high level of commitment to proselytization by the Spanish.
He was the first president of the Argentine Republic and facilitated tremendous progress and development in the city. He shed no blood and exemplified the glory of the city, seen as a second Europe. He called for the provinces to unite in a congress and general government in 1825. Once, he thought the provinces were against him he resigned the presidency. Rivadavia resigned after it became clear the provinces did not approve of him.
After Spain's defeat in The Spanish-American War in 1898, Spain surrendered the Philippines to the United States in the Treaty of Paris. Despite the treaty, conflict broke out between American powers and Filipino patriots that were led by Emilio Aguinaldo who wanted freedom rather than a change in colonial rulers. The following Philippine-American War ensued for three years and saw the deaths of more than 4,200 American and more than 20,000 Filipino soldiers. As well as soldiers, more than 200,000 Filipino citizens died from violence, starvation and infection, all due to this racist and selfish disregard for human life because of the desire for imperialist power. To conclude, the once peaceful land of the Philippines was disrupted by the American desire for more power and although independence of the Philippines was eventually granted by the United States in 1946, the hundreds of thousands of lives lost cannot be justified and is another example of the negative effects that Imperialism has on a country and its people.
The United States war with Mexico continues to be a divisive topic among many people because of its background. The Mexican-American war was a fight between Mexico and America for land. America’s belief at the time was Manifest Destiny, which meant that they believed that America should extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific ocean. In the end, America benefited from the war and got the land. The United States expanded its size, achieving their dream of Manifest Destiny.
Many opposed the United States from getting involved in the Philippines, including the Anti-Imperialist League, who argued that the annexation of the Philippines would be against American ideals, as imperialism would violate Filipino citizens’ right to self-govern . Proponents of imperialism attempted to rationalize their beliefs by, once again, claiming noble intentions. Albert Beveridge, the Republican Senator of Indiana at the time, gave a speech in 1898 titled “March of The Flag” where he defended that the United States should annex the Philippines and adopt an imperialist policy. Within this speech Beveridge asks if “the people of the Philippines prefer the just, humane, civilizing government of [the United States] to the savage, bloody rule of pillage and extortion from which [they] rescued them [from]” . Essentially Beveridge argues that the United States is saving the Filipinos from the oppressive rule of Spain, and under their control they will benefit from their humane ideals and civilized culture.