The Spanish American war was a war between the United States of America and Spain. It lasted 4 months in the year 1898. The purpose of the war was for Spain to loss control of Cuba, the Philippians, Guam, and Puerto Rico. It all started when Spain started to put pressure on Cuba to increase trade to the Americas so they could get the majority of trade with America. This caused Cuba to fight for independence.
McKinley Shamed as an Insolent Fool Scandal has erupted in McKinley’s infant presidency, as Spanish Ambassador Enrigue Depuy de Lome expressed his rather harsh views on our “Leader of the Free World”. He declares President McKinley as weak and simple-minded, as his foreign involvement in Cuba grows tiresome. The letter has been intercepted and released to the public between its intended course to the Foreign Minister of Spain. USS Maine Blown to Shreds by Spanish The U.S. battleship, USS Maine, was stationed in Cuba’s Havana Harbor.
“The Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War” documentary explain how the U.S got involved in a war that was between Spain and Cuba. Cuba wanted their independences from Spain. They wanted to have power over their own government and not stand under Spain which they have been for many decades. President William McKinley didn’t want the U.S to get between the two because he felt the U.S must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. No everyone felt the same way as him, assistant secretary of the navy Teddy Roosevelt thought that a war with Spain over Cuba would make U.S a world power.
The relief demonstrates a trading expedition to the far land of punt. The voyage was made in Hatshepsut’s 9th year of her reign and took five ships filled to the brim with tradable goods such as wine, beer barley, cloth, daggers, axes, swords and etc. This was Hatshepsut’s most recognisable expedition that have been clearly depicted on many temples (karnake) in order to demonstrate to the people her success that can be seen doing Amuns will and being profitable to Egypt. Most of these reliefs seem one sided by the Egyptians seem to be the only ones with tradable goods while the natives are in conical house. This could suggest possible propaganda to broadly demonstrates Egypt’s prosperity due to Hatshepsut.
Stanley Ironmonger was a young man who signed up to join the war at age 22. Born in Suton, England he enlisted at Casula, Australia (Western Sydney). Before Ironmonger enlisted to join the war he was a local fireman who drove steam trains. Not much has been discovered about his life before the war including his family. The only family that is known to us is his Uncle Thomas Rixon, who Ironmongers will was sent to.
Mexican American War “... May the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend on our countries peace and prosperity…” -James K. Polk. What our 11th president meant by this is that we need to maintain good relations to bring success as this is the opposite of what Mexico wanted. In 1845, many Americans believed in manifest destiny which was the belief that the United States was destined to stretch from coast to coast. As this idea scattered through America, citizens of the U.S. spread with it.
Communism was becoming a big concern as it was making its way towards the United States. A large amount of money was put in for containment to be put in place around the world and keep communism out. One place it did not manage to contain was Cuba. Fidel Castro was culprit in heavily enforcing communism to his own people. Fidel Castro had always had communist values in him when he overthrew Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, which Castro took the place of.
After defeating Spain in 1898 war by the United States and Cuba, Spain left Cuba and U.S. forces occupied Cuba until 1902. In 1902 the United States decided to give Cuba the independence under certain condition that the United States had the right to interfere in Cuba. In the late 1800s the United States had control over the Cuban sugar industry and was purchasing 87 percent of Cuba’s exports. Also many American celebrities and tourists were visiting Havana’s resorts and casinos in the 1950s. Through Fulgencio Batista era, Cuba and the United States cooperated and the relations were stable among the countries.
The Spanish American War was a big step towards American War power and influenced foreign countries greatly with trade, naval power, and territory. The Era of the Spanish - American contributed to the advancement in trade for the United States. After the Hay-Pauncefote treaty with Britain was abolished, the U.S. was free to build a canal in Latin America with their help. The canal was set to be built in Panama, this canal was to benefit America to create ports free from tax in this country. This was granted when the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903 gave rights over a 51 mile long and 10 mile wide Canal Zone to protect the U.S. With these rights American manufacturing exporting companies without any tariffs for the citizens of the States.
Cuba history The history of Cuba began with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and the assault of the island by the spaniards. Native groups where the Guanahatabey, Ciboney, and taino all inhabited the island. But most of them soon died from diseases or shock from the conquest of the spanish. Colonial society developed after Spain colonized the island in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
During the nineteenth century the U.S was immersed in the era called the Industrial Revolution and there were many negative aspects that came with innovation. A combination of negative aspects of the industrial revolution including economic instability (Booms and Busts), job insecurity, and dangerous work conditions led to the creation of gatherings of workers called labor unions. This century was known for two main national labor unions, the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor. The first national union was the Knights of Labor it was founded in 1869 by Uriah Stephens. The Knights of Labor were the first union to organize skilled, unskilled, men, women, white, and black workers.