American Age of Imperialism

analytical Essay
1577 words
1577 words

Imperialism; a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. This is what the United States is known for between 1850 and 1920. The U.S. made Cuba a protectorate, exerted influence to China and Japan, intervened in Latino America and Mexico, and annexed: Hawaii, Philippines, and Puerto Rico. The United States became a large and strong nation by concurring or influencing territories. This was the beginning to the United States' way to becoming a world power. The United States decided to be a protectorate Cuba. After the Spanish-American war was over America wanted to restore order in Cuba and Puerto Rico. American investments so President McKinley set up military governments on each Island. After setting bases on the Islands McKinley appointed Leonard Wood as governor of Cuba in 1899. The United States wanted control over Cuba. America also forced Cuba to include a Platt Amendment in (1901) as a part of its new constitution, which limited the ability for Cuba to sign treaties with other nations. This amendment also forced Cuba to rent or lease land to the American government as property. The Platt Amendment made clear that Cuba was a protectorate of the U.S. When Cuba accepted this agreement America withdrew its troops. The reason the United States took Cuba over is simple. They wanted to concur land and help the Cubans due to the unorderly state of the country. The United States was not justified in these actions because if you go in to help a country you don’t assign amendments so no treaties can be made with other countries and gave the U.S. to intervene between Cuban affairs. This does not seem as help but as a way to concur the country. American did the wrong thing with the whole Pl... ... middle of paper ... it independent. The Filipinos were a loud to vote and be a part of the U.S. government. The United States had no other reason to capture the Philippines except to show off as a world power. What the U.S. did was not Justifiable to a good cause in any way. In conclusion the United States only did a few things to help that country or America. Usually America would just try to keep up with world dominance. America did things just to look good. They did not need Hawaii and the Philippines. The U.S. only wanted them so they could look strong as a nation. I think that the only country the United States helped through these ideas is Cuba. Even Cuba was controlled by the United States. The United States thinks it as a control house even though it is not. What America did was mostly to make the country look good. So at the end America was Just in it for the competition.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the united states' policy of imperialism between 1850 and 1920. it made cuba a protectorate, exerted influence to china and japan, and annexed hawaii, philippines and puerto rico.
  • Analyzes how the united states decided to be a protectorate of cuba after the spanish-american war was over.
  • Explains how the united states exerted influence on china and japan by the following: hawaii attracted american interest because it was a nice place to refuel and rest on the journey to china.
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