Economic and military competition from other states as well as feeling of cultural superiority led to this shift of opinion. Expansion was caused by Asia, Hawaii and Latin America. Imperialism was led by the Spanish-American war which involved Cuba and the Philippines. The United States, from its inception had a lust for real estate. From the original chants of "manifest destiny" to the calls for the annexation of Indian territories, America has been driven to acquire land. The land was needed for economic expansion, by the end of the 19th century, the entire continental United States had been in possession. The United States no longer sought new lands to farm and work nor did they need new areas for their geological resources; the motives had changed. The United States was now driven by the temptations of world power and political supremacy. The self-absorbed citizenry looked upon their intrusion into foreign areas as a moral obligation; to spread the words of democracy and Christ throughout the world. The Spanish-American War in the final years of the 19th century perfectly demonstrated this "new" imperialism. In addition the American intrusion into Chinese affairs during the Boxer rebellion was also proof for the new motives which governed the international attitude. By the end of the 19th century Spanish forces in Cuba were in an all-out battle with nationalist rebels. The foreign policy of the United States is the way in which it interacts with foreign nations
of alcoholic beverages in the United States and its possessions. Contrary to common belief, it did not prohibit the purchase or consumption of alcohol.
The temperance movement crested when the 18th Amendment to the Constitution (text) (Prohibition, 1919-33) was passed and ratified. The frank failure of Prohibition (repealed by the 21st Amendment) sealed the movement's fate as it lost steam.
The lifespan of the temperance movement reached a second reform era, Progressivism. This period…
January 19, 2015
The term, Hispanic is originally used to refer to the ancient Hispania, which is the Roman
name used for the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays in America, this term is usually used to refer to
the individuals who belong to the Spanishspeaking families, or they belong to the Latin
American countries. This term was created by the government of the United States in 1970s to
relate to the Spanish speaking families…
Lincoln didn’t negotiate a peace treaty because that would mean recognizing them
as a separate government. Lincoln wanted to keep the Union together, and that wouldn’t
help the cause. He couldn’t recognize their government.
2. All former slaves were united in their desire for independence. They wanted to take
care of themselves.
3. The purpose of the Freedmen’s Bureau was to take care of refugees and freedmen
who didn’t have an education or job skills and provided them with the look to succeed.
a period of colonial expansion—and its accompanying ideologies—by the European powers, the United States of
America and the Empire of Japan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Imperialism of Free Trade
an article by John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson that was published in the Economic History Review in
1. Explain how issues concerning late 19th
century imperialism reflected prominent themes we have already discussed…
Guatemala’s struggles: illiteracy; poor health;
high mortality; land and wealth unfairly
distributed; economy depends entirely on
bananas and coffee
President Jacobo Árbenz (1945-1951) used
programs that conflicted with American
companies in Guatemala (esp. United Fruit
Decree 900: Guatemalan land reform act
(redistributed land to peasants; increased cultivation
and moved Guatemalan economy to capitalism)
US CIA invaded Guatemala to overthrow
Árbenz and installed a pro-US government.
ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Syracuse, New York
United States History of the 19th Century
Fall 2014 Office: Mawhinney, Rm. 398
Prof. Ross Phone: 498-2041
M-390 Office Hours: M 9:30-10:00 am
M 1:45-3:45 p.m.
T 3:45-5:00 p.m. TH 3:45-5:00 p.m.
or by appointment
The overall objective…
Compare and contrast the power and identity of women in the
The Handmaid’s tale
and selected poems from the
Feminine Gospels ?.
published in 1893 by George Gissing, explores the struggles for women’s
emancipation during the late 19
century through the point of view of various Women who
are all victims of the Victorian patriarchal system. Margaret Atwood’s novel
published in 1986 is a dystopian fiction told from the first person narrative of…
for the 21st century.
Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
Former President of the British Association of Chinese Studies
Confucius and education
The traditional Chinese education system
The paradox of the Chinese learner
Chinese perceptions of the role of the teacher and student
The Origins: Questions for Essay and Presentations
When did the members start arriving in Canada?
Although Italians have prominently been part in the history of Canada as far back as the 15
century, there were still relatively few Italians in Canada. Those who did come during this time
were more like “sojourners” rather than settlers.
The Earliest Italian Contact before steady…
WORKPLACE ISSUES I: EMPLOYMENT VERSUS PERSONAL DIGNITY
WORKPLACE ISSUES II: DESIGNING A BETTER ORGANIZATION
U.S. BUSINESS AND THE DECLINE OF COMPETITION
The origins of business in the United States can be traced through the 6 stages
of capitalism that were divided by a noted business historian, N. S. B. de