Following the successful conclusion of the spanish-american war in 1898, the united states gained control of territories that could serve as the coaling stations and naval bases that mahan had discussed, such as puerto rico, guam, and the philippines. The us army center of military history provides the full text of online books related to the spanish-american war spanish american war bibliography this extensive bibliography was created by the naval history and heritage command. United states that culminated in the spanish-american war a war that began over freeing cuba and ended with the highly controversial acquisition of the philippines and other territories. Some americans supported imperialism from a moral rather than an economic opinion they saw much of the world as living in dark-ness it was the duty of the united states, in. In which john green teaches you about imperialism in the late 19th century, the great powers of europe were running around the world obtaining colonial possessions, especially in africa and asia.
The spanish-american war and its consequences americans aboard the olympia prepare to fire on spanish ships during the battle of manila bay, may 1, 1898 the united states was simply unprepared for war. Us policy in the western hemisphere before spanish american and brazilian independence the american colonies' war for independence from britain (1776-1783) was part of a major conflict among european powers that stretched from india and the mediterranean into the west indies and north america. - the spanish-american war was the first and biggest step that the united states of america took toward imperialism it was the war that secured the us as the most powerful country in the world this war was a benefit to the usa because we gained land, gained respect, and taught a lesson to one of our enemies.
The spanish-american war was a four-month conflict between the united states and spain caused by the spain brutality in cuba the war was largely brought about by the expansionists of the united states. New manifest destiny the expansion of the navy in the 1880s and victory in the spanish-american war in 1898 established the united states as an imperial power in both the caribbean and the pacific. The american imperialism - after the civil war, united states took a turn that led them to solidify as the world power from the late 1800s, as the us began to collect power through cuba, hawaii, and the philippines, debate arose among historians about american imperialism and its behavior. The philippine-american war, 1899-1902 after its defeat in the spanish-american war of 1898, spain ceded its longstanding colony of the philippines to the united states in the treaty of paris.
The effects of the new policy were enormous teddy roosevelt had a motto: speak softly and carry a big stickto roosevelt, the big stick was the new american navy by remaining firm in resolve and possessing the naval might to back its interests, the united states could simultaneously defend its territory and avoid war. 1 locgov/teachers the spanish-american war lasted only about ten weeks in 1898 however, the war had far-reaching effects for both the united states and spain. Between the end of the spanish-american war and the dawn of the great depression, the united states sent troops to latin american countries thirty-two times it used the roosevelt corollary, or addition, to the monroe doctrine to justify intervention. Outside the united states, the effects of manifest destiny were being seen in us intervention in the spanish-american war when spain ceded the philippine islands, puerto rico and guam to the us this was an expansion of us territory as colonies rather than states and was another demonstration of growing us imperialism. In the years leading up to the spanish american war, the united states experienced a growth in ethnocentrism, a belief in manifest destiny and anglo-saxonism it was this combination of views that provided the moral impetus allowing for the us public to support the efforts to make the country into an imperial power.
American imperialism and the colonization of the philippines the irony of the 1898 spanish-american war was that americans fought partly to aid cubans in the fight for cuban sovereignty, and the united states ended up colonizing some territories they won from spain, like the philippines. The spanish-american war signaled the emergence of the us as a great power onto the world stage of international relations and diplomacy the war did not make the us a great power: the rapid industrialization and economic growth of the previous decades had done that. The spanish-american war marked not a beginning but the final stage in a 30-year struggle for independence in 1868, cubans seeking to expel spain and regain political autonomy staged a revolt that resulted in a 10-year war between colonists and colonizers.
Imperialism is defined as one country taking over the people and resources of another country the united states became an imperial power as a result of the spanish american war. The united states was a relative newcomer to imperialism but by 1914 had gained control of the philippines, guam, american samoa, puerto rico and several islands in the pacific though later absorbed into the united states, both alaska and the hawaiian islands might be considered colonial acquisitions. We have expanded into asia, we have attracted the fragments of the spanish dominions, and reaching out into china we have checked the advance of russia and germanythe united states will outweigh any single empirethe whole world will pay her tribute. The united states established diplomatic relations with spain in 1783 spain severed diplomatic relations with the united states in 1898 at the start of the spanish-american war, in which spain lost puerto rico, guam, and the philippines to the united states.