American imperialism: the result of capitalism, business, and trade; the result of fear, competition with other countries, and the quest for furthering an economy—proven with the acquisition of Hawaii and the removal of its ruler, Queen Liliuokalani. Why and how did that happen, and in which ways did it impact the world? The United States removed Hawaii’s queen out of imperialism, an avarice for control of the rich natural resources, and the strategic military standpoint Hawaii provided them with. This changed Hawaii to a tourist base and sugarcane phenomenon, boosting the United States’s economy, but also caused a decline in the population of the Native Hawaiians. The possession of Hawaii also led to the United States’s involvement in World
It helped me to embrace Hawaiians and other ethnic groups now. Young’s article made me wonder that 1) Based on what we learned when we read these Hawaiian articles, how can we help these Hawaiians regain their sense of identity? Can colonialism be preventable in the first place? 2) Do you think decolonization will lead to cultural revitalization of these Hawaiians? Why or why not?
Then the US continued expanding - gaining Florida, Texas and other states that are now in the US. Although the US did grow larger in size, it is obvious that the gains of western expansion were outweighed by the mistreatment of native people, and this could have been prevented had there been a greater understanding of lifestyle between the natives and the government. Western expansion was the result of many devastating battles, provoked by the government towards the native american nations. According to a document written by the Shawnee tribe leader Tecumseh, it stated “You wish to prevent the Indians from doing as we wish them, to unite and let them consider their lands as the common property of the whole. You take the
It also ended Americans ambitions to annex Canada. No longer looking north, and settling many disputes with England, this gave America the time and resources to expand westward and settle the recently-acquired Louisiana Territory without interference. This was the catalyst that sent America on a collision course with Mexico. Another consequence of the War of 1812 was a willingness from both Americans and the British to talk over their differences versus going directly to war. This allowed for the establishment of borders and fishing rights with a shot ever being fired.
This battle, if won, could open the opportunity of invading Hawaii and forcing America to surrender. The Americans were informed of the attack before it occurred giving them enough time to prepare and plan. “Japan won two barren islands, in the Aleutians, and lost 4 irreplaceable carriers and many irreplaceable aviators...making the Japanese combined fleet weaker than the American fleet...the U.S. also saved Midway and possibly Hawaii gaining the offensive position for 2 months” (“Battle of Midway”). Winning this battle proved to be immensely helpful to the United States, giving them the attacking advantage for a few months and allowing their progress in the war to turn more in their favor. The loss was a devastating blow to the Japanese, the destruction of their aircraft carriers making their naval fleet weak and ineffective.
The subsequent seizure endured for long 19 months and ended on an uninterrupted note. Richard Oakes and John Trudell among the students who were involved the original seizure of Alcatraz became vocal with protestation when an idea of turning the Island into a national level park was considered by the San Francisco Interior Department. They demanded a governmental acceptance of their reclamation deed and condemned U.S government for not paying heed to the Indian Treaties. The Indian tribal desire behind the acquisition of Alcatraz Island was to reconstruct it as a place for spirituality, education, preservation of ancient Indian artifacts. Strict Governmental measures were taken to evict those Indians from that Island and the protestors also yielded to the internal conflicts.
Lincoln, Roosevelt, Caesar, and Captain Ahab, all iconic figures throughout the ages that could best represent myself in certain aspects. However, none of them could compare to the similarities Michael Gerard Tyson and I share. While both former heavyweight fighters Tyson and I share similar life struggles when growing up, we both diverge in aspects regards to our future. Childhood for Mike Tyson was difficult even at birth. With his father leaving him prior to him being born and then his mother passing away when he was sixteen years old.
The constitution also diminished the power of the king and gave all the power to the Legislatures and cabinet. Through the Bayonet Constitution, it signed some of the members of the Committee of Safety into the Legislative and cabinet roles. The Bayonet Constitution was forcefully signed by King Kalakaua, under the threat of death at gunpoint of the Committee of Safety’s own
Working and making my own money, is essential to my persona. I come from two Hispanic parents who migrated to the United States to work. Through our journey here, we have faced many obstacles, and I had no other option but to rise and take action. In my family, my father and I, are the only ones who can currently work. Five years ago, my mom broke her leg, which left greatly impacted her.