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The American Empire part 2

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The American Empire, Part II: 1865-1917 18:41  III.       Latin America: ties to Europe with Spain and Portugal strong economic ties to England and started to with Germany united states didn’t want European countries having a strong present in the u.s. there should be no power in the Americas that is more powerful than the united states           A.     Spanish-American War Cuba-slave based economy controlled by Spanish govt. 1868- native Cubans rebel  against Spain. Want two things: slavery to end and political optominy, want to pick there  own govt and Cubans to be in charge of Cuba, not asking for independence just control  over themselves. Ex: state power with federal govt over rebellion lasted for 10 years, the Spain agreed to give them what they want, 10 more  years until slavery ended, and the formation of a Cuban govt never happened American businesses in Cuba steadily increased during this time,1860’s-1890’s United states dropped tariff on sugar bc of the massive imports from American sugar  business men from Cuba Cuban sugar is sold for less than Hawaiian sugar bc Cuba is closer. 1893-first time scientists discover a way to get processed sugar out of sugar beets.  Impacts bc they can be grown in a lot more places than sugarcane can. Also, financial  panic in united states, depression, jobs loss, banks close, high inflation…bc of this  people buy less. This combined with sugar competition caused Cuban sugar to decline.  People most effected by this are the Cubans that work in those factories. 1895-cubans once again rebel against Spain bc there not helping with the  unemployment and stuff, Spain sends 200,00 troops.
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