Bryan was an anti-imperialist who believed that annexing the Philippines and educating them was very hypocritical because Great Britain had to broken away by only one colony, which was the United States. This reflected negatively on the US because it had shown other nations that the United States were violating its’ own principles. The United States say their the “land of the free”, but still tried to govern people overseas. The second evidence “PBS - Crucible of Empire” (The Crucible Film) demonstrates that the US had to pay $20 million (USD) to govern the Philippines through The Treaty of Paris. The cost for the US to keep fighting and still keep the Philippines under their control was $4 million (USD).
Britain made China agree to pay a large fine, open five more ports to foreign trade, give British citizens special legal rights in China, and offer the British a 99-year lease for the island of Hong Kong. China later referred to this as the ‘Unequal Treaty’. In short, European control over Africa and Asia added a further dimension to the rivalry and suspicion which was in international diplomacy in the decades before World War I. Some of the most prominent rivalries in international diplomacy in Africa and Asia during the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds is the conflict between Great Britain and France, between Japan and Russia, and between Great Britain and
While the ship was there, it mysteriously blew up, the blame was put on Spain for the explosion. This explosion finally made the Americans want to go to war, and so the United States decided to get involved. On April 25, 1898, the United States officially went to war with Spain to help Cuba. Instead of the battles being fast and right away, the United States was hesitant and patient. After multiple articles from Hearst and Pulitzer exposing the horrors in Cuba and the rumors about the explosion of the U.S. Mains, America finally got involved in the Spanish American
Another thing people might say is that if we stop giving foreign aid the poor countries will worsen. This is true but not all of it. Sources say that the reason why third world countries are doing so bad is because of the foreign aid we give them. According to World Economic Forum, “Does foreign aid always help the poor?” written by Ana Swanson “Deaton argues that, by trying to help poor people in developing countries, the rich world may actually be corrupting those nations' governments and slowing their growth.” The third world countries are becoming worse because of us because they depend too much on the other countries giving money to them so they don’t want to
The Tokugawa government begrudgingly opened the port city of Yokohama to world trade. They British would have liked for them to open a more convenient port somewhere else on the island but the Tokugawa government purposely opened a port that was close to the capital so that they could closely monitor trade, but not too directly so that the people in the major cities did not become corrupted (Beasley 77). The Tokugawa government had heavily taxed and restricted some forms of trade and therefore made trading available but not exactly profitable. Money was flowing into the government because of the taxes from trade however they had spent almost twice the revenue in enforcement of these laws. Therefore the government was falling into debt (Beasley 78).
The anti-war movement grew increasingly popular in American society, which led to America lost numerous supporters. Some advocates with peaceful wishes advocated the U.S could withdraw troops sent to fight in the Vietnam Wars for the reason that it would contribute to less human bloodshed and less property damage in the region. Early opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam drew its attention in the Geneva Conference of
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.
America purchased Alaska from Russia to trade with Asia and to gain resources because Alaska was rich with gold and oil. The United States sailed to China and Japan to trade and become allies with them with the Open Door Policy. The United States also set up military bases in Hawaii in Pearl Harbor. Because America was so focused on trade/resources and military bases, they were not ready for war. Therefore when Cuba asked for help in war, President Grover Cleveland declined.
They moved away from expansion into immigration. They had to protect Americans and their jobs while helping immigrants settle in America. In the late 19th century immigration started increasing they all were heading to America. Citizens of America were scared they would lose their job to immigrants because they would work for cheap. In the west wages were declining due to the Chinese immigrants taking jobs.
When America did this they thought it would make them stronger but it ended up making then weaker and causing them to lose the allies they once had before they imperialized the smaller nations that once trusted them. First, America annexes Hawaii. They did this so they could build good naval bases and they wanted to protect the sugar planters in that area. An added bonus was that America got a stop in the journey across the pacific. Next they bought Alaska from Russia because they wanted to stop the expansion of trade and Alaska’s land was also rich in natural resources.