A common transfer point was created to and from Spain, thanks to superb harbor. Cuba’s Sugarcane Industry grew tremendously starting in the 1800’s requiring a great deal of black slaves which influenced from years 1897-1878 an open combat. Slavery had then been put to an end in 1886. Following in 1895 José martini led the issue that ended the Spanish rule, and 1895 sinking of the battle ship Maine in the Havana harbor.Four years after, Cuba was considered an independent republic under U.S. protection 1899. The first case of Yellow Fever was reported in Cuba, in 1649 and one third of Havana’s residents died from the disease which was vanished by year 1902.
In 1844 an uprising of black slaves was brutally suppressed. A movement during the years 1848 to 1851 for annexation of the island to the United States ended with the capture and execution of its leader, the Spanish-American general Narciso López. Offers by the U.S. government to purchase the island were repeatedly rejected by Spain. In 1868 revolutionaries under the leadership of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes proclaimed Cuban independence. The ensuing Ten Years' War, a costly struggle to both Spain and Cuba, was terminated in 1878 by a truce granting many important concessions to the Cubans.
Maine. The Spanish colonies in mainland North and South America became independent in the early 1800s, but Cuba and Puerto Rico remained Spanish. Many Americans in the U.S. sympathized with Cuba, which began in 1895, and also, maybe more importantly, U.S. citizens owned $50 million worth of real estate and industry in Cuba. William McKinley became president in 1897, and later that year the Spanish prime minister was assassinated. After brutal rule that included concentration camps, Spain granted Cuba limited autonomy on January 1, 1898, but that was too little, too late.
Spanish rule was inefficient and corrupt and for these reasons was expensive. The most serious rebellion last for 10 years where the Cubans demands never resolve. Spain failed to keep it and it was a cause of a new rebellion in 1895 (Campbell, 1958) The new leader was Jose Marti, a Cuban writer living in New York, who come to Tampa and other commun... ... middle of paper ... ...claration of war against the United States. The United States and Cuban rebels pursued the same objective, detached to the island of the Spanish Empire. In the United States the causes were economic because the business invested in the island, political for the American government got involved with negotiations in the Caribbean and the Pacific and humanitarian because the Spanish rule was repressive and the bad situation of Cubans.
Sugar has been both Cuba’s greatest blessing and curse. Cuba’s sugar frontier was able to develop due to its environment, technology, and slave labor availability. It became an everyday lifestyle for the people that inhabited it. The failures of other industries in Cuba accelerated the growth of a booming sugar crop that lasted many decades and allowed for Cuba to become more prominent in the world. Despite the extreme success of the sugar industry in Cuba, it eventually fell due to societal, economic, and environmental changes within the country.
Africans were brought in as slaves to work in Cuba’s sugarcane plantations. Cubans attained independence from Spanish rule in 1898, under a treaty that made Cuba an independent nation under US protection. But political turmoil and violent uprising characterized the nation. Fidel Castro began a revolution that saw him take over power from Fulgencio Baptista in 1959 (U.S Department of Stat... ... middle of paper ... ...the United States guarantees that Cuban Cuisine will remain a popular fixture of American contemporary cuisine for a long time to come. Works Cited Dorothy Heise, (2002).
Known for its beauty, extravagant tourist’s attractions, and quality cigars, the Caribbean island of Cuba, a totalitarian communist state, is a multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish and African origin. The nation is officially known as the Republic of Cuba; it consists of the Island of Cuba, the Isle of Youth and some adjacent small islands. Cuba lies just ninety miles south of Key West, Florida; therefore its climate is subtropical or temperate. The average minimum temperature is 70°f, the average maximum 81°f (Fast). The trade winds and sea breezes make coastal areas more habitable than temperature would allow.
The desire for cheap labor for the plantations led to the importation of African slaves to Cuba. During the 1800’s, Cubans began to call for independence from Spain. However, in 1898, they achieved their independence from Spain with the help of the United States. After helping Cuba with the independence, United States had a military government that ruled Cuba from 1899 until 1902 and intervened in the island’s internal affairs. During the 1930’s to the 1950’s Cuba was controlled by a dictator named Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar.
Throughout the 1800s, there were a lot of unsuccessful rebellions. In addition of the pathetically small slave revolts, other people were also conspiring to free the country from Spanish rule. The Cubans started to realize that Spain was controlling the country and all the profit from the sugar and tobacco exports went to Spain. The Cubans unsuccessfully rebelled against the Spaniards beginning in 1819. The other countries of Latin America had already freed themselves from Spanish rule.
Africans were captured from their native lands and sent on boat to Cuba to be the "workers" who would chop down the sugar cane. This is probably why cane sugar from Cuba was one third of the world's total supply. United States shows an interest The United States began to take a sudden interest in the economic affairs of Cuba. United States buyers began to purchase land in Cuba. The more the U.S. showed an interest in Cuba, the closer the relations between the two countries became.