[2015] bri trujillo: American Imperialism- Cuba vs Philippines

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[2015] bri trujillo: American Imperialism- Cuba vs Philippines

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In the 1800s the United States became interested in Cuba, located only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. From 1868 the Cuban people had struggled for independence from Spain. Even though slavery had been abolished in Cuba Spain refused to give Cubans their independence. In 1898 the United States fought and won a four-month-long war against Spain that was sparked by revolution in Cuba.

.When resistance leader Emilio Aguinaldo refused to recognize U.S. rule of the islands, he was deported from his homeland. Filipino rebels, who had fought alongside Americans against Spain in 1898, exploded with anger in a revolt against U.S. rule. A three-year battle between Filipinos and the United States finally ended in 1901, when the United States crushed the revolt at an estimated cost of $600 million.

U.S. commodore George Dewey entered into collaboration with Filipino patriot Emilio Aguinaldo, who had led an uprising against Spain in 1896, the rebellion had successfully ousted Spanish rule in all territories of the Philippines except for Manila, the capital city. with help from Aguinaldo the us was able to capture on august 13, 1898.

In the treaty ending the war, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States. President William McKinley debated at first whether the United States should keep the Philippines as a colony. the United States felt the Philippines Islands were vulnerable following the war because they had no experience in governing themselves.

When it went to war with Spain, the United States had not planned to annex Cuba. IN the treaty ending the war, Spain granted independence to Cuba. Cuba had been left in chaos, the government was at a standstill, sanitation almost nonexistent, and disease rampant. In response the U.S. military government to administer the island. Under the U.S. military governor, programs of public works, education, sanitation, court reform, and self-government were instituted

Cubans were impatient for full independence, In spite of the progress made. In 1906 Cubans unhappy with their conditions revolted against the government. The United States intervened to restore order, establishing a provisional government.

American imperialism is the economic, military and cultural influence of the United States on other countries. Such influence often goes hand in hand with expansion into foreign territories.


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