Thought it was spanish spain didnt want to go to war

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Thought it was Spanish Spain didn’t want to go to war Many felt Spanish concessions came too late and weren’t dependable Our government to the accompaniment of great congressional and popular acclaim, inaugurated hostilities against another country in a situation of which can only be said that the possibilities of settlement by measures short of war had by no means been exhausted Declaration of war just mentioned Cuba If there was no justification for the action against the Philippines in the origin of the war with Spain, what were the motives that lay behind it Still don’t know why we did this
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The War with Spain 17:53 Know Teddy Roosevelt wanted to take them Know McKinley didn’t really have a good idea of what was going on Annexation of Guam, Hawaiian Islands, Puerto Rico These territorial acquisitions of the year 1898 represented the first extensions of US sovereignty to important territories beyond the continental limits of America They represented the first instances of sizable populations being taken under our flag with no wide anticipation that they would ever be accepted into statehood Why did we take them Spread Christianity Had an interest in them Manifest Destiny Hawaii and Philippians in particular= trade open to orient Contingent necessity If we didn’t take them, someone else would and that would be worse Deep down the ones in charge wanted an empire Arguments against Cant accept them into our system regardless of their own feelings as subjects rather than as citizens
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WWI 17:53 Historians see WWI as a terrible, prolonged, and wasteful struggle One of most baffling wars Bot wars were fought really with a view of changing Germany: to correcting her behavior to making the Germans something different from what they are Nothing special about WWI just that it went on in the same way and in the same places for an awfully long time, there was not much movement, not much adventure, not much hope that anything could happen that would change the whole fortunes of war at any early date As time war on people became more extreme Allies came to be interested only in a total victory over Germany: a victory of national humiliation, of annexations, of crushing reparations They resented suggestions for an end of hostilities on any other basis Germany wanted to retain military facilities in Belgium Wanted Belgium as a subordinate state Wanted increase in territory for economic reason at expense of France At first America not concerned with war Came to realization of the damage that would be done to our world position by the elimination of England as a strong force in the world Gradual growth of pro-allied sentiment Our entry into the war was an issue over neutrality A democracy is peace loving Slow to rise to provocation, when it does grasp the sword it does not easily forgive its adversary for having produced this situation The fact of the provocation then becomes itself the issue. Democracy fights in anger it fights for
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