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Spanish because the Spanish were losing influence. United States Marines landed in Buenos Aires to protect American interests. In Nicaragua, United States sent naval forces to protect United States interests during an attempted revolution. Expansion was an accepted idea throughout all classes of society. Military men, politicians, businessmen and some leaders of the farmer’s movement agreed that having access to foreign markets would only benefit them.
Captain A. T. Mahan of the U.S. navy, said “Americans must now begin to look outward.” The United States built the Nicaragua Canal to protect it interests in commerce. The sct of expansion is a movement which makes up civilization and the advancement of the race. The United Statesbelieved it was their destiny are to expand south. A few years before being elected as President of the United States , William McKinley, said that the United States needs a foreign market for American surplus products. He also said “fate has written our policy for us; the trade of the world must and shall be ours." William McKinley believed in expansion for the United States. Foreign consumption and commerce became a huge problem in the eyes of the government. President William McKinley tried to avoid a long and costly war with the Spanish. President McKinley wanted to get the war over with to get the United States stable on its economic and social aspect. He wanted to get back on track on building on the new American commercial empire. The war brought more employment and higher wages, and higher prices. Chapter 14: “War is the Health of the State”In June 1917, congress and Wilson signed the Espionage Act. Which then prohibitedmany forms of speech, including any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about theform of government of the United States or the flag of the United States. This Act was so strictthat a socialist named Charles Schenck was “arrested in philadelphia for printing and distributingfifteen thousand leaflets that denounced the draft law and the war.” Later on, a man namedEugene Debs made a statement saying that our institutions were democratic rather than republicand that the belief of the U.S being self governing is too much that it is a joke. He then leads tosaying that the master class always declares the wars while the subject class always fights thebattles. In other words, he is simply saying that the government does nothing but talk, but thepeople are the ones who have to battle for their consequences. So how would it be fair to takeaway freedom of speech from the people who are saving you?
The Espionage Act would be ripping the first amendment out like it never existed duringany war time. That statement is not even true, due to the fact that the act was forced since 1950.