Like wise, these indigenous races ' development of feelings of discontent further supported the progressive’s foreign policy agenda. Dissatisfaction, progressives explained, proved these savages were beginning the process of civilization by learning and prospering “enough to be able to show their discontent” (Roosevelt, 1909, p.177 ). More over, these progressives argued the world was quickly becoming neighbors. As superior societies advanced they expanded their borders. With the competition for acquiring territories increasing the conquest of places the the Philippines became inevitable. As a result, America was forced to take on the duty of their protector and establish order for these less developed peoples. America was bound to protect
In the beginning, there was a debate on whether the United States had the right to annex the Philippines but it was really imperialism that needed to be talked about. President McKinley said that the only thing left to do was to take all the islands in the Philippines and start educating and christianizing the Filipinos. There were other arguments people had that were aimed at annexation including arguments on politics, economics, and morality. Some believed that the declaration of independence was violated by the treaty because America was not granting self government rule to the places they had just acquired. An African American educator, on the other hand, had argued that the issues on race in America should be settled first before moving on to other problems. Although these arguments took place, the senate approved of the treaty thus settling the arguments. The Treaty of Paris was enacted and the United States obtained Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. This made America into one of the largest and most powerful
In 1899, the United States added the Philippines after a short yet bleeding war with Spain. These rich, copious islands brimming with assets were in extraordinary request. The U.S. saw the Philippines; battling against Spain so like them when they were revolting, and chose to venture in and help 'the soul of 1776' (Doc. A). Be that as it may, the question still remains: ought to the United States have attached the Philippines? The answer is a vehement no. It was a misuse of cash and assets, they were as merciless and unbendable as Spain as they would see it of how to treat the locals, and it conflicted with every single administrative conviction the U.S. remained for. Adding the Philippines was not an insightful choice.
Prior to the degradation of American-Soviet relations in the 1980s, the Philippines, as a former colony, had close relations with America. Almost from the start, America declared it’s intention to let it be independent, albeit once it was certain that the country would not fall apart and democratic. However, when World War II broke out, the country was heavily bombed and damaged. America granted independence to the Philippines only a year after the war, but remained a constant influence on the governance due to economic aid friendly relations. In fact, they established t...
President William Mckinley states his opinion about the subject in James Rusling, “Interview with President William Mckinley.” William Mckinley said, “...we could not leave them to themselves - they were unfit for self-government - and hey would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spanish’s was…” Considering the fact that they were just liberated from the Spanish, the Philippines was definitely incapable of self-governing. The idea of freedom was new to them and they might misuse that power over themselves. The Philippines will struggle to govern their country due to lack of experience and the guidance of the United States will help them to start it but the United States will over empowered the philippine sand will end up acting similar to Spain. Therefore, there were legit reasons to annex the Philippines but immorality of it is the most reasonable argument why the United States should not annex the
In 1900, Senator Albert Beveridge, a Republican from Indiana, gave a speech in response to “The Philippine Question”. Beveridge was asked by senators and members of the House of Representatives to give a speech on the Philippines. At this time, the United States was in discussion of what the future steps would be after the Spanish-American War, which resulted in a win and subsequent acquisition of the Philippines. Senator Beveridge responded to the idea that the United States should stay in the Philippines for its available resources for the United States, its impact it gives the United States in the Pacific Ocean, and the destiny the United States has in spreading democracy. Senator Albert Beveridge makes a strong argument of why the United States should stay in the Philippines; his arguments of commerce, world powers, and race are all strong for the United States, but there is a strong resistance from the Filipino people and their vocal leader Emilio Aguinaldo.
William McKinley in 1899 gave a speech regarding why the United States decided to keep the Philippines, when they were "dropped into our laps". Before giving the speech McKinley was burdened by what would be in the best interest of both countries. He gave four very strong points, with reasoning on why "keeping" the Philippines is the best plan of action for the United States to take.
First, we must take into account the many things that were going on in the world, that lead American officials to believe that it must gain world power and influence. The American Spanish war ended in 1898, the end result was Spain lost many colonies while the United States acquired overseas colonies in the Caribbean and the Pacific. These colonies included such countries like Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines increasing the United States fiscal power in the Pacific. After the war ended, the Germany-Spanish treaty of 1899 was signed to sell the remaining Pacific Ocean islands to Germany. We must take into consideration that from 1897-1900 President McKinley was in office serving his first term. He led America into War with Spain over Cuban
1.What role did US investments play in declaring war on Spain over Cuba and/or Puerto Rico? Were there other causes or interests? Explain.
During the Spanish-American war Filipinos were very active in fighting the Spanish. Due to U.S. actions they were under the impression that they would be granted independence at the end of the conflict. Near the end of the Spanish-American war, on June 12, 1898, the Filipinos declared the Philippines an independent nation. When the war was over the U.S. government purchased the Philippines from Spain to, as President McKinley put it, “uplift and civilize and Christianize them” (. When the Americans arrived, they took control of Manila and designated a perimeter which the Filipino rebels could not enter. On February 4, 1899 a Filipino man trying to cross the U.S. lines was shot and killed by an American soldier. That night there was an exchange of fire between the opposing armies. The next day, Emilio Aguinaldo, the leader of the rebel forces, sent someone to explain that the firing had been against his orders and to propose a neutral zone, but General Otis of the U.S. refused. This conflict was what led to the Philippine-American war (World Future Fund). As many as 1,000,000...
S- The author of this source is Mark Twain. The subject of this source independance. They created the Anti-Imperial League and wanted to battle the American annexation of the Philippines. The Americans made an alliance with the trusting Filipinos, and then gained Manila land side.
One of the reasons the U.S annexed the Philippines was to strengthen their economy. At the Time the United States economy was weak. By taking over more territories the U.S could Strengthen their economy. They could take more land, that would give them more land for people to live in and for people to farm and harvest. By taking the Philippines there could be certain resources that the U.S couldn't obtain. With more resources, the government could make money off those goods and make back the money the U.S spent on overtaking the Philippines. With