2. The Spanish-American War was caused …show more content…
Due to the valubility of having Samoa as a re-fueling area, America strived to push German influence out. Ultimately, America then started a civil war as to try to push Germany out, and won, obtaining the eastern side of Samoa. In short, America used Samoa only as a fueling station, and as a way to keep European imperialism at bay.
Cuba - For the longest time Cuba had been under the rule of the Spanish, and upon action of trying to become independent America came to their aid. A huge reason for America’s help was to protect their trade of sugar. The U.S. did not want to risk losing this business, so they did what they could to keep some sort of influence on Cuba’s actions. Basically, Cuba was a resource, as was treated as such, only being protected as to help America.
Philippines - During the Age of Imperialism, America seeked out to expand how much power and land they had, and the Philippines was an asset they did not want to go without. In December 1898, the island was the sold to the United States. Upon making plans of annexation, the Filipinos retaliated with war, leading to the The Philippine-American War. Over the course of the war over one eighth of the native population had died, and the country had become unable to continue fighting, allowing for the U.S. to finally control the island. It was then turned into a fueling station, as it had been intended when it was first