Cuba’s location in the Pacific was glowing with opportunities for not only business, but also strategic military. The final of the five was the unexpected eradication of the USS Maine, an American battleship, blamed on the Spanish. This medley of conflict erupted into war with the Spanish, speculated to have ended with five core results: the gain of Puerto Rico, Guam, and purchase of the Philippines; the evental annexation of the Philippines; the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands; the assembly of the Panama Canal; and the rise to a world-power status. This was undoubtedly, one of the most impactful wars America has fought.
The nineteenth century for Latin America became plagued with repeated violence due to acts of rebellion in attempts for the folk to regain autonomy over their own lives. After gaining independence from the Spanish crown the folk wanted to keep their culture and tribal lands, much as the Spanish had allowed them to. However, the Creole elites planned to force the folk into living to commodity-based existences. With the confiscation of indigenous land large quantities of the folk were forced to move into the cities in search of jobs, despite the Europeanization, folk culture prevailed in the
However, Fidel Castro’s ideology during his rise to power was being primarily nationalist , with a turn towards communism by the end of the Cuban revolution. Castro said that he wanted to elevate the standards of the Cuban people and this is what he did and why people joined him. Fidel Castro’s rise to power began on the 26th July of 1953, also known as the ‘July movement’ where Castro along with other rebels tried to "capture the Moncada army barracks in downtown Santiago de Cuba.”. Its aim was to take over this military site but this attempt failed. This event can be regarded as being a failure but it is an important factor in Fidel Castro’s rise to power as it led Castro and other rebels to face trials, trials in which Fidel Castro was sentenced to 15 years of prison.
Then, chaos induced after the explosion of the USS Maine in Cuba. Eventually, this led to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. At the start of the 20th century, an immense number immigrants flocked to America in hopes of achieving the American Dream so many wished to achieve. Unfortunately, with racism becoming such a prevalent issue in the nation, specifically towards African Americans, segregation and a belittling
• Vietnam War ended in April 1965 when General Robert Lee surrender the army to General Grant. • Hawaii sugar plantation was important to the U.S. • Gold was found between the border region of Venezuela and British Guiana. • In 1870s Cuban spent 10 year trying to get there independence. • The revolution that Cuba was in was threatening the $50 million investment U.S had on Cuba. • 1895 there was about 20,000 Cubans living in the U.S and most of them wanted independence.
Moreover, pirates attacked traders to steal their products. One should say that the efforts of the UAE rulers to wipe out the piracy were unsuccessful. Consequently, it is evident that piracy was a negative process of the ancient times, and it was unfair to object its existence. Moreover, the spread of piracy was related to the development of marine routes. The pirates attacked not only British ships but Iranian, Indian, and Chinese, as those countries were the most successful traders.
As a result of the Spanish American war, the United States gained control of the Philippines. The US felt that the Philippines were too uncivilized to govern themselves so the US decided to keep them under their control. Although the filipinos were unhappy that they were being given to another country for imperialist rule Before America took over the Philippines there were 87 different languages. Some of the languages that they spoke were Tagalog, Pampungo, ETC. There were 7.5 million people in the Philippines before the imperialism.
Unknown to them, the Spaniards and the Americans already agreed on a Treaty of Peace between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain that Spain would cede the Philippines over to the U.S. and the Americans would, in return, pay a sum of $20 million to Spain as “payment for improvements made in the colony” (Agoncillo, 1990). The mock battle was important for the Americans so that they would appear as liberators instead of colonizers. Still, the Americans came to the Philippines in force and in a series of rapid maneuvers and seized state power (Francisco & Fast, 1985, p. iii). The Philippines became a colony of the U.S., and tensions between the Filipinos and the Americans were high after the Filipinos realized this (Agoncillo, 1990). The insurgence of the Filipinos lasted a long time until the U.S. started
The American revolution was caused by unfair taxes by the British. There were protests on British taxes, and the American colonists got angry and declared war. The British were trying to take control of the American colonies. France helped the Americans beat the Redcoats when the American Colonies weakened the British Redcoats. The British empire surrendered at Yorktown 1781, but the battle didn’t end until 1783.
The U.S domination and large influence in Cuba during Batista 's rule influenced young lawyer Fidel Castro to overthrow the unjust, corrupt ruling system to replace it with a socialist Soviet Union supported government (David G. Williamson). Castro 's guerrilla fighters sought to overthrow the old system of injustice and poverty towards the Cubans through the Cuban Revolution in 1953-1959. Once in power, Castro removed American influence in Cuba and nationalized the economy, which in effect raised tensions in the US towards Castro 's rule. These tensions towards the Cubans were in the form of many conflicts and overthrow attempts to Castro 's government by the U.S., which eventually lead to what is known as The Cuban Missile Crisis. From the lines of investigation, causes such as the Cuban revolution, American aggression and the Soviet involvement appear to have contributed to the origin of the crisis.