Making american cultures

Making american cultures - Allison Hoff Section 8 Donlan In...

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Allison Hoff Section 8 Donlan In the years prior the civil war the North and the South had very different ideas pertaining to what should be done with Cuba, slavery, and the westward expansion that was inevitably coming. During the mid 1850’s Cuba became increasingly desirable for both the North and South to gain control of. While both the North and South showed interest in Cuba the motive behind this interest differed. The North wanted to gain Cuba as a free state to strengthen their abolitionist movement by gaining land on either side of the South forcing the South to look else where for support. While the South wanted to gain Cuba as a slave state to ensure the continuance of slavery in their quest for westward expansion. Both sides believed that if they were able to gain control of Cuba then they would also be able to gain control over westward expansion. The main reason for the South to expand west would be to expand slavery, while the North wants to expand to as a way of increasing the power behind the country, they want to create a united front that spans all the way across America. In the mid 1850’s the North and South had very different ideas for what should be done concerning Cuba. During this time, while still under the control of Spain, Cuba was seen as a way of keeping the United States under control. This led the North to believe that “a foreign war, even if it bore no good fruit at all, would be better for this
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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