McKinley wished to grant the Filipinos the freedom of self-government, but also knew that such a gift could be used against the American people in the war-prone world that they lived in. Instead, McKinley sought to annex the islands in order to help advance the Filipinos into a self-government when they were ready for the responsibility. At the same time, McKinley realized the strategic value the islands possessed in terms of military positioning around the world. These two reasons were the deciding factor McKinley needed in choosing his plan of action with the islands. Emilio Aguinaldo, however, disagreed with Mckinley's views.
Hattenhaurer actually claims that his story satirizes the American definition of freedom as the greatest good to the smallest number (389). Forced equality to benefit those who weren’t born with natural talents by punishing and regulating the advantages people are born with results in what isn’t a truly equal society. The story said in the beginning that the people weren’t just equal under the law, but also God (Vonnegut). This results in the punishment of the privileged. Economic writer Stephen Moore claimed that the original and traditional American concept of equality as "equality under the law” means that the same rules apply to all, not the same results (29).
to exchange internal growth and advancement for the development of external possessions which can never be really hers?” The argument largely centered on upholding the quality of life in America. Accordingly, Carnegie wrote, “The luxuries of the masses in other lands are the necessaries of life in ours.” By avoiding the lure of imperialism, “(America is) impregnable against serious attack,” and can focus on its own internal advancement. Twain’s argument against imperialism differs strongly from the ideas of Carnegie. Twain views imperialism as contradictory to America’s core values. The Anti-Imperialist League uses democracy, or the concept of people holding the power, to assert, “that a government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.” Twain claims, “There must be two Americas: one that sets the captive free, and one that takes a once captive's new freedom away from him.” Like the Anti-Imperialist League, Twain believes imperialism infringes upon the rights America claims to give individuals.
“Substituting dollars for bullets”, this policy wanted to prevent Latin American countries by managing the finances of “backward” countries and further American interest in East Asia through the use of economic might instead of military might. While it did manage to expand America’s sphere of influence through economic means, it was much less successful than Big Stick Diplomacy and Latin American countries saw the diplomacy as imperialist and some them even refused to sign treaties. Additionally it did not successfully counter economic instability and could not suppress the tide of revolution in Latin America. but failed to suppress or stop the Evidence. Examples and/or relevance • US installed a pro-American pro-dollar diplomacy regime in Honduras • Suppression of Nicaraguan revolution • Dollar diplomacy not restricted to Latin America – Taft forestalled annexation in Liberia, West Africa, but the diplomacy did not stop financial and political problems in Liberia • To curtail Japanese and Russian influence, was unable to get French or English support and settled for Chinese support Concluding remarks Pros and
For instance, according to Dr Duane Champagne discusses that the global market and technology are mainly methods of assimilation and can be an obstacle to cultural sovereignty. Furthermore, Champagne suggested that the American government can contradict with one 's cultural values and norms and that can create challenges in attaining cultural sovereignty. His definition of cultural sovereignty is the right for a Native community to decide their own policies, decisions and their visions. It is also the decision on whether to adopt to or reject to new cultural ways and to promote social changes according to cultural norms and world perspective. Mr Deloria warns us against thinking that no government sovereignty have no limitations.
The United States of America has been dubbed the land of opportunity and freedom; and over the course of history immigrants have fled to escape prejudice and oppression. America has become a melting pot of cultures, where opinions and beliefs that intermingle with each other lead to conflict and pride. Average Americans have an innate personality that sets them apart from the rest of the world, that the country created today has become an entire world in itself. To be an American is to have a great sense of patriotism, to value ones individualism, and to be materialistic. Patriotism is a trait that all Americans express.
These new markets reached all around the globe, providing products that were only found in the Philippines. Wanting peace to end the war is another similarity that was shared. The fighting of the Spanish-American war had taken a great toll on both of the nations, so “a peace treaty was signed between the United States and Spain which officially turned over to the United States the islands of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines” (“The Philippines Ends Its Uprising”). One last similarity that was shared is that both nations provoked an uprising from the native Filipinos because all that they wanted was their independence. Americans and Spaniards alike fought through war and suffering trying to keep control over the Philippines.
The film begins by showing the possibly vulnerable state of the country. As the Spaniards leave, the Filipinos can either resist the American forces or gladly approve of their coming. While some of President Emilio Aguinaldo’s cabinet members insist that the Filipinos must welcome the Americans for they will not enslave them and will even bring economic benefits, skeptical and fervent Luna negates these men and reminds the cabinet what they have been yearning
In this context, the government instead of protecting the rights of its citizens are the first to violate them. According to Locke’s Second Treatise of Government the people have the power to resist or revolt when their government betrays the trust given to them. An example of this betrayal of trust can be seen in Article 14 Section 1 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which states “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.” However, state universities like the University of the Philippines is no longer accessible and continues to be less accessible due to the overwhelming tuition fee increases and budget cuts that not only lessens the quality of the education provided but also removing its accessibility from all citizens. For something so valuable as education, quality and accessible education that was promised by our social contract to be denied from us is that not grounds enough for ousting this current government. The number of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, militarization in Indigenous People’s communities and countless other human rights violations are growing
To what extend are we Filipinos? Are there any measures to identify someone to be a Filipino? Our nationalism is question, even by the author of the article, as we lack unity in all undertakings. Instead of embracing the Filipino culture, we accept foreign or Western concept to prevail in our daily lifestyle and on the ways we think, act and respond to certain topics. Mulder keep on reiterating that the American brand of education that was instilled to us is one of the mechanisms that the Americans used to washed away our own identity and embrace or accept their own.