Should The U.S. Have Annexed The Philippines? When the Spanish-American war came to an end and Spain gave up their power in the Philippines and Cuba, the US showed they had no interest in annexing Cuba but were debating on whether or not they should annex the Philippines. The possibility of annexation pleased some but it also made other unhappy, like Emilio Aguinaldo who wanted the Philippines to be free from colonization. In his fight for the island’s freedom, Aguinaldo started a rebellion against the US army and soon enough the Philippine American war began. The instability in this island led to much debate over whether or not the annexation would benefit or detriment the Philippines.
Frank Lambert notes, “Aware that he was not engaging the enemy under a congressional declaration of war, Lieutenant Andrew Sterett...released the surviving pirates and their ship after the battle. (Lambert 130)” The American fleet was intended to escort and defend US merchant ships against enemy forces, yet it was not authorized to offensively engage the opposition, as Jefferson wished it was. As a result, the president worked to attain more extensive war making abilities. Later on in the conflict, Congress passed laws that
U.S. should have never crossed when Mexico didn’t give permission. Slave owners brought slaves even though it was a Slave-free land.No,United States was not justified in going to war because of all the laws orders they have deceived of Mexico amd Mexico cant’t make that decision whether or not they want to go to war or not. This War is important because without our freedom we would have still been part of Mexico and our country wouldn’t have expanded for further
The news about the Weyler’s barbarous actions were hyped by Yellow Journalism by exaggerating and twisting the news headlines, arousing more sympathies from the Americans toward Cubans. Apart from this humanitarian reason, the economic situations also triggered US’s intervention in conflicts between Cuba and Spanish. As indicated in lecture, the Americans worried about their sugar productions in Cuba. This was because the US-Cuba sugar trades worth $100 million per year and these trades were totally collapsed because of the Spanish-Cuban war. The
President James Monroe said that the Americas were "not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers," creating a way for an increasing United States leadership over its neighbors by trying to cut off European influence in the Western Hemisphere. Mexico opened the land for colonization, but the response was so overwhelming that Mexican authorities lost control of the divisions they created. Feeling motivated by the ideas of manifest destiny, the new English-speaking settlers rebelled in 1835 in an attempt to form an independent state. The war ended on 2 February 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ceding to United States the present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and parts of Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. Altered ideas of manifest destiny, combined with other forces of the time, but the Whig Party opposed expansion, believing that the republican experiment in the United States would fail if the nation grew too large.
Pre-Event: Demands by Cuban patriots for independence from Spanish rule made U.S. intervention in Cuba a more important issue in the relations between the United States and Spain from the 1870s to 1898. One of the reasons why the Spanish American War happened was because of the 10 Years War fought between Cuba and Spain for Cuba’s independence (http://www.infoplease.com). The Ten Year War started in 1868 and ended in 1878 because of the lack of happiness in Cuba because of excessive taxation, trade restrictions, and virtual exclusion of native Cubans from governmental posts. Cuba tried to revolt but ended up losing the battle and was still under control of Spain. Another reason why we started the war was because the U.S support of Cuba’s
During the 1840s Cuba suffered a drought followed by a severe hurricane. Rising Spanish tariffs curtailed US trade and investment. The Financial Panic of 1857 and the Civil War during the 1860s greatly diminished trade and investment. High unemployment among Cuban plantation workers was the result.
Although, this was a bad idea. Mexico was mostly Catholic, anti-slavery, while the American settlers were not. Texas applied to the U.S. for annexation. However, both times Texas’s request for annexation was rejected by the United States Congress. When James K. Polk became president, he convinced Congress to let texas be annexed.
In a letter written by Rafael Antonio Manchola, “they refused to follow our laws, unless it is convenient for them… using their own colonists as judges and practicing their own laws, forgetting that they swore to obey the laws of Mexico.” Manchola was saying that the colonists were disobeying all of their requirements to stay in Texas and practiced, or followed the United States laws. Texas was in the wrong because the colonists knew that they had to follow the rules set by the Mexican government if they came to Texas. The American citizens did not have to come to Texas if they didn’t agree with these terms. According to the document “U.S. Congress Debate on War with Mexico,” by Joshua Giddings, “It has therefore become necessary to extend our dominions into Mexico in order to render slavery secure in Texas.” The author is saying that the Americans in Texas were trying to show that they are superior to Mexico.
Therefore, there’s no need to continue this dysfunctional relationship with Cuba anymore because it isn’t doing any of the countries any good. He wants to go to Cuba soon and give those who wants the same as him, an opportunity of free expression. He also said that he will take executive actions to loosen trade and travel embargoes. Even though he knows he can not make it possible himself using his executive powers, he wishes to end the invisible war/boundary going on between the two countries. He has been trying his best to have Congress take serious legislative steps to fully lift
White people were butchered, and plantations were destroyed. The French was scared that they might lose Haiti as a colony altogether. If France lost Haiti, the French economy would be disastrous because the Sugar plantations were the cash crop to France and brought in treasure. On 18 September 1792 Leiger Sonthonax was sent from France to take control of the chaotic situation. He succeeded in keeping the rebellion under control, but the war with Britain quickly destroyed his work.
In the case of the United States versus Alvarez-Machain on 1992, the request that was made by the United States for him was overturned. Since federal district court lack jurisdiction to try him because his abduction violated the extradition treaty (Geoff). Even the Mexican government believed that the abduction was a violation of the extradition treaty between the two states (Geoff). The whole point of the agreement was to bring Mr. Alvarez to the United States for trial if the Mexican was to accept the request. After the kidnaping was done, it breaks the agreement they had because no one knew how he got to United States.