American Colonialism And American Imperialism

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American expansion began with “Manifest Destiny” or “Manifesto”, where God gave people the right to move westward while taking over the lands of natives (Zevin 325). This was also known as the westward expansion. Hawaii was one of those countries that became a victim to American imperialism. American sugar plantation largely dominated Hawaii’s economy and as a result many natives established an intimate relationship with the United States. In 1893, a group of Hawaiians and American-planters organized a rebellion that overthrew the Hawaii government of Queen Liliuokalani (Foner 666). The Joint Resolution to Provide for Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States (1898) was a treaty submitted to the Senate regarding the annexation of Hawaii.
In this treaty, it stated that the Hawaiian government must transfer all rights of sovereignty and power to the United States. This meant that the United States can take all public ownership of the
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Other countries weren’t so lucky; the British went bankrupt after war and most of the land in Europe was destroy. Since Britain’s economy was shattered they can no longer provide help to Greece and Turkey, where both of these countries were threatened by communism (Foner 899). Using the analogy on lending a neighbor your garden hose if his house was on fire, the Truman Doctrine (1947) does something similar (Foner 853).
The Truman Doctrine (1947) was a foreign policy that the Harry S. Truman and Congress created to provide aid to Greece and Turkey. Without help, both of these countries will become vulnerable to communism and the United States must contain it. If communism further spreads it will be a problem for capitalist countries like the United States. Also, the United States doesn’t want to lose to the Soviet
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