d.Venezuela – Imperialism i.Venezuela’s economy was controlled completely by the US. America also had troops stationed in Venezuela after the crisis in order to intervene.
e.Cuba (Doc 4.3) William McKinley: War Message to Congress - i.What does he see as America’s role in the Cuban conflict with Spain?
America’s role is to help the Cubans and bring peace to the ongoing war between Spain and its colony.
ii.What are McKinley’s four grounds for war?
First, it is America’s duty to help since it is “right at our door”. Second, America owns it to the citizens of Cuba. Third, America has a right to intervene because of the preventable damage to the economy. And finally, the present situation in Cuba is a threat to the peace of America.
iii.How does he refer to the American people at the end of his speech?
As peace-loving Christiansf.Puerto Rico – Imperialism i.The Spanish American War of 1898 gave the US sovereignty over Puerto Rico and enabled America to establish its predominance in the Caribbean region. The US had troops invade Puerto Rico to establish their presence
and even after the treaty of Paris they kept their troops stationed there.