Differing ideas of national identity shaped views of United States overseas expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to a great extent due to the presence of segregation amongst the African American population, acquisition of the Philippines, and encouragement of violence as a result of the Spanish-American War. Imperialism is the policy of taking control over countries around the world for political and economic gain. Since its formation, the United States has imperialized several countries, including the Philippines, Cuba, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Imperialism was incorporated during the Spanish-American War, a four-month battle between the United States and Spain. Then, chaos induced after the explosion of the USS Maine in Cuba.
Spanish-American War As America climbed the ranks to become an imperial powerhouse, conflicts with Spain arose. Many factors contributed to the inevitable war that broke out in 1898; five key causes are believed to have initiated the Spanish-American War, more so than others. America saw the Cuban people as harshly governed, and wished to aid them in their time of need. Journalism infamous for stirring controversy and creating conflict was convincing Americans that their enemy was irrefutably the Spanish. Cuba’s location in the Pacific was glowing with opportunities for not only business, but also strategic military.
Many factors helped influence and inspire the writing of the song. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a powerful anthem for the United States because of the inspiration of one battle, one man, and one flag. The Battle of Baltimore, taking place during the War of 1812, was the event that inspired the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Not long after the United States won its independence from English, the young country was once again at war with England in the War of 1812 (Georgiady and Romano 6). After destroying Washington, the capital, the British continued towards Baltimore, seeking revenge for the 500 ships they lost to the city’s privateers (Poole). Following its successful attack on Alexandria, Virginia, the British naval force entered Baltimore Harbor and prepared to attack Fort McHenry (The Star-Spangled Banner Project), located in the Baltimore Harbor (Edwin).
In fact, a factor that contributed to a large extent to Castro’s rise to power can arguably be Batista’s government. Batista’s government was the main cause of instability in Cuba from 1952 up to 1st of January 1959. Batista seized power and created a dictatorship. Moreover, adding to this dictatorship, his government was also corrupted. This factor led to Castro’s rise to power as the Cubans did not want to live under such government which used violence as a mean to control the population.
Throughout history, there have been many events where it had a significant impact on the nation, society, or an individual. During the early 1900s, when World War I occurred, in the United States the theme of work of literatures changed due to the impact of the event. Specifically, World War 1 had its mark on the works of Ernest Hemingway. World War I was a prominent event that had a major effect on American literature itself and authors. Due to different chain of events, such as alliances within foreign countries and the death of Franz Ferdinand, it sparked the global war between the allies, including Britain, France, and Russia, and the central powers including Germany and Austria- Hungary.
• 1895 there was about 20,000 Cubans living in the U.S and most of them wanted independence. • Mass meetings were taken place in major cities like Chicago, New York, Kansas City and Philadelphia to talk about Cuba issue. • Yellow Press are people who exaggerates about the news just to catch people attention and sell more papers. • Yellow Press found a letter from Spanish ambassador in Washington, Dupuy de Lome, to the Spanish government in Madrid about McKinley being weak. • USS Maine is a US battleship that exploded in Havana harbor killing 260-266 people.
And then a very destructive war broke out in 1914. So the main cause of World War I was the rising militarism in Europe. 2. The "shot heard around the world" is a phrase that represents many historical incidents. These incidents would include the American Revolutionary War and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of The Lusitania, is a narrative non-fiction thriller written by Eric Larson, describing the final, and disastrous voyage of the British ocean liner, the Lusitania. Similarly to the Titanic, the Lusitania was thought to be unsinkable, and those who voyaged within it had extreme confidence in the ship that eventually contributed to its downfall. The sheer size of the ship, and its speed and capability to exterminate smaller vessels at ease immediately dispelled any thought of it being a target of war. The story takes place in the early 1900 's, when the war between Britain and Germany during World War 1 had just begun. There was an agreement that non-military ships could not be targeted by either side.
The United States wanted to avoid war and so they set up trading alliance with both China and Japan. Then, the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia, set up naval bases in Hawaii, and set up coal stations in Samoa. The United States established an alliance with Puerto Rico and assimilate them into American society, although Cuba was just a source of incoming trade. The United States slowly began to understand the idea of imperialism and began to perfect it, going from trading with Japan and China, to setting up naval bases in Hawaii, and to different connections with Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Cuba. The Spanish had control over the Cubans, after numerous rebellions against Spain, the unspeakable horrors from the Spanish were exposed to the public.
The only downfall was that the fleet was is different positions and were not able to attack at the same time. On July 21, 1588 The Spanish Armada was on its way through the English Channel, the Armada was attacked by long ranged weapons, The armada received damage and eventually on July 27 anchored in an exposed position off the coast of Calais, France. Two days later at midnight, England sent 8 fire ships out to the Armada, who quickly responded by cutting anchors and sailing away to avoid catching on fire. The panicked fleet was attacked at dawn and fought for 8 hours. The battle ended in a English victory and 7 spanish ships were