The Pros And Cons Of US Imperialism

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It is argued from two sides about the idea of U.S. Imperialism, an expression of nationalism by taking over and colonizing regions, which took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Consensus has argued that U.S. imperialism was a “righteous” path and completely justified. On the other end of the argument, lays the Conflict perspective, which views U.S. behavior of Imperialism as an example of European “empire building.” The Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War are two examples of conflicts that occurred during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Conflict theorists would insist that these wars broke out due to the consequences of Imperialism. While Consensus theorists wouldn’t exactly argue against that …show more content…
Navy in the late 1880’s paid out handsomely for the United States. The U.S. death toll reached nearly fifty five hundred, with the majority of deaths due to food poisoning. The Treaty of Paris marked the end of the Spanish American War and brought independence to Cubans. The independence also brought on the Platt amendment of 1901, which was put into the new Cuban constitution after the war. It stated that the U.S. had the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence and the maintenance of a government. Cubans protested and voted against the amendment, but were eventually forced to adopt it after the U.S. military intervened three months later. To Conflict theorist, the Platt Amendment was seen as evidence that Imperialism was not “righteous.” The U.S. acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and for twenty million dollars, the Philippine Islands as …show more content…
It was a battle that was led by General Leonard Wood of the U.S. Army. Accompanying Leonard, were five hundred and forty soldiers that attacked a Moro tribe of six hundred natives. They were found inside the protection of an extinct crater, the U.S. soldiers fired upon them with automatic weapons and artillery. It was told that General Wood’s order was to kill or capture the six hundred Moros, at the end of the battle the six hundred Moros were killed including women and

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