4.19.11 Crises in the 1890s with voice over

4.19.11 Crises in the 1890s with voice over - C rises in...

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Crises in the 1890s 4/19/11 A. Areas of Concern a. Hawaiian Islands i. Americans had been here since 1820s when the European sailors landed there b. Cuba i. areas of investments in land, sugar production, and mining productions c. Panama i. area for a canal, and area for military strategic interest B. Hawaii a. Hawaiian Islands i. The native people of Hawaii was “Christianized” in the 1820s by Europeans ii. Hawaii was isolated from many areas of the new world and the movement of Americans into Hawaii brought New World diseases 1. In 1830s Hawaiians were struck with a smallpox epidemic that killed thousands iii. “Hawaii” Book/Movie written in 1860s about the arrival of U.S. peoples in Hawaii 1. In the movie based on the book it showed the devastating effects of the immigration of Americans into Hawaii b. Yankee missionaries in the 1820s i. Began to take advantage of the farming lands 1. Sugar Cane, tropical crops etc.
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2. Ranches in Hawaii c. seek annexation in the 1860s i. Americans wanted to take control and seek union with the U.S. ii. They petitioned Congress 1. Congress was reluctant and didn’t want to at first 2. Reluctance of white Americans to accept people of a different race of the Hawaiians d. Ousting of Queen Liliuokalani-1893 i. There was a native monarchy ii. Had a negative attitude towards Americans 1. Americans negotiated an overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy 2. after this Hawaii applied to be annexed into the U.S. again e. Annexed in 1898 i. Annexed Hawaii by force almost and remained as a territory from 1898 – 1950s 1. Alaska and Hawaii were added as actual states in the 1950s C. Cuba a. 90 miles off the shore of Florida; the “pearl” of the Carribbean; one of the most valuable of the Islands; after Civil War was still a colony of Spain; Cuba and Puerto Rico were the last 2 surviving colonies of Spain; These colonies were growing weaker and weaker i. In the eyes of world public opinion the presence of Cuba and Puerto Rico that in those 2 islands and Brazil those were the only islands that still had slaves in the New World
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1. For Cubans (and Puerto Ricans) they were dissatisfied that they lived in a slave holding area a. Soon wanted to be independent of Spanish control b. Tired of being a part of a fading world power and not having their own central rights b. The 10-year war, 1868 – 78 i. Cubans rebelled in 1868 and began a 10 year war ii. They rose up against there world power iii. Cuban rebels were contained on a small island and the Spanish army
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Spring '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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4.19.11 Crises in the 1890s with voice over - C rises in...

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