Spanish-American War Who?- The Spanish-American War was a war fought between the United States and Spain. Significant leaders on the American side includes William Mckinley, Nelson A. Miles, George Dewey, and Theodore Roosevelt. Significant leaders on the Spanish side include Praxedes Sagasta, Patricia Montojo, and Pascual Cervera What?- The Spanish-American War was a war that led to many things such as the Treaty of Paris, the U.S. having Cuba being part of their territory, the U.S. being in control over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands and also the Philippine-American War.
After the influx of the Spanish in the seventeenth century, much of the native population yielded to illness. How did the ones who survived find success and what did the Spanish do to develop the county? The Natives ended up moving away or intermarried with the Europeans. The Spanish increased the population by giving fifty-nine leagues of ground on the north bank of the Rio Grande (including all of the section of Brownsville) to José Salvador de la Garza in 1781.
Long ago some people from Spain who were explorers, who were called conquistadors, came to explore the new world which was the name they used to call America as they used to call it. But they came for three things and three things only they came for god, gold and glory. Glory was really important to them, glory for them meant power and strength it meant they had to conquer land for Spain which also meant greatness for them in their mission for glory was really hard they had to conquer the land and then take over the whole land and sometimes they found land but it wouldn 't have any resources that they could use or it wouldn 't be of any
The United States mostly expanded into Latin America and Asia/Oceania during this time period. A prominent example of overseas expansion is the Spanish-American War. This conflict, which was caused by the alleged sinking of the USS Maine, led to the United States’ acquiring of Puerto Rico and the Philippines, among others. The U.S. also received significant control in Cuba, where the Platt amendment provided a great deal of power to the United States in regards to building military bases. This acquirement of foreign territory represents a clear example of imperialism.
Spiritual Conquest was to free cultural variations by inaugurate Christianity and political advisability. Achieving spiritual conquest was not material importance by the Spaniards, but by showing the ability through their armory to exploit the power over their gods as less powerful. Culture life becoming Hispanicized by assimilation to the Spaniards life by technology skills and protecting the natives from settlers that would mistreat them during the formation. Basis for the presentation expansion to the North was based on cultural practices relating to the mission and mestiza identities to developed economic structure. The foundation of the mestizo identity was through the Mexican’s that were European and Native American descent.
When Columbus came to the Americas in search of land for his king, he also came to claim land for God” (Spreading Religion in the Age of Exploration). The Europeans spread Christianity, and it became very popular among the colonies of the New World. “Roman Catholicism was the official religion of Spain, so the Spanish conquistadors sought to spread Catholicism throughout their colonies, in addition to accumulating wealth and power” (Spreading Religion in the Age of Exploration). The Spanish missionaries worked very hard throughout the Americas and attempted to evangelize Native American groups.
The Spanish American war was a product of Frederick Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis and the urbanization of America. In 1895, a rebellion broke out in Cuba, as Cuban patriots wanted independences from Spain. Through the yellow journalism, reports of Spain’s cruel military tactics lead to a public uproar in the U.S. However, most of these stories were exaggerated as a form to promote war. After an American battleship, the USS Maine, was destroyed, America was “forced” to start war and stop Spanish occupation.
The English were more concerned with finding gold rather than building functioning societies; which were primarily built around biblical teachings, while the Spanish intended for European national power to extend to western civilization beginning with Catholicism and influence of the pope. English settlers were driven from England due to religious practices and perceived themselves as saving the Indians from the Spanish and their tyrannical ways. For the English, owning land would give men control over their own labor and the right to vote in most colonies, and this land possession would show wealth. This new obtained wealth would not only have demonstrated power, but it could also be used to influence a society a certain way to convince others to follow suit. The English believed that their motives for colonization were pure, and that the growth of empire and freedom would always go together, unlike the Spanish.
More land meant fresh natural resources and more space for people to live. The nation also wanted to trade and find new trade routes to India, as well as Africa and the Americas. But most importantly, they wanted gold, wealth, and fame. There was gold in the Americas, and other riches in Asia, and the Spanish wanted it. King Charles agreed and Magellan was given five ships and about two hundred and fifty men, most of which were Spanish.
Spanish claims to Latin America were based on the Christianizing mission. When Christopher Columbus arrived at the ‘New World’ in 1492 he quickly and forcibly took advantage of the wealth of the Indian tribes; those who refused to hand over their gold and jewels faced brutal punishment of all sorts. In return, Columbus and other Spaniards bestowed the Indians with Catholicism by baptizing them and teaching them the rituals of the religion. Hence, the colonization of Latin America was justified under the guise of spreading Christianity.
In being an anti-imperialist the worrisome is not that one opposes the idea of expansion of religion, commercial, and constitutional. It’s that with the annexing of these tropical islands would come to a result of the American system of self government would be that America might abandon this idea that makes America that nation it is to this point. Three reasons why the U.S should avoid imperialism is because it fails to follow that criteria of the constitution, could lead to tyrants like behavior, and could lead to conflict One argument that can’t be missed is the fact that the constitutions sets forth a principle that states “consent of the governed” after further research this means that to imperialize and annex other islands would violate
The end of the fifteenth century is attributed as the time period in which Christopher Colombus “discovered” the Americas. Although he was allegedly the first European to have reached these unknown lands at the time, many sought to reach the new world, for a variety of reasons. Most of those people could be divided in two: the settlers and the conquerors. In North America, there were more of the former, people looking for a new home where they could rebuild their families and lives. In Meso-America, however, the goal was to exploit the lands in order to produce and extract new goods which they could trade.
In the sixteenth century, Europe began to expand by sending explorers and missionaries out to discover new territory. In the Americas, it is was primarily the Spanish, the French, and some English. Both Spain and France had different motives for sending the explorers and missionaries to the New World. The missionaries were mostly Jesuits, and while they are the same order, the Spanish Jesuits operated differently that the French Jesuits. This reflection will look at some of the Jesuit philosophies and contrast how the Spanish and French carried out their mission.
Spanish colonialism in the Americas in the sixteenth century contrasted by three powers; the conquistadors, monks and the crown. All three powers’ aim was the same; to make Indians’, Christian and to take them as servants rather than killing them. Nevertheless, if the operation of these three powers examined carefully, their manner of implementation is different. While conquistadors are apparently more aggressive than the other two, the crown is weak in terms of controlling the situation and the monks are ‘caring’ in terms of Christianity and the humane attitude.