By Malachi Champion
Teacher; Mrs. Coyle
Ways the U.S. Muddled up Political Affairs To Further Their Own Control
Annexation of the Philippines
The U.S was given the Philippines by spain, along with a number of other countries. The Philippines were in a good place for an embassy to do business with Asia. The U.S. wanted as much power and space as possible, spreading their belifs into other countries. They also didnt want other countries like Germany or Japan to get to the Philippines and gain them as a territory.
Soon enough, the Philippines fought back against America leading to a very ugly war between the two forcing the U.S. to leave the Philippines. They are now a separate country and they're not even a U.S. territory.
After the negotiation of the Hay-Banau-Varilla treaty in 1903, Panama allowed the U.S. a strip of land 10 miles wide to build the panama canal. 11 years after the start of its construction, the Panama Canal was opened on August 15, 1914.
It allowed ships to safely pass through Panama and Central America, opening a safer, quicker and more reliable route through a landmass that was previously hard or even impossible to cross by ship.
U.S. Involvemner in the contruction of the Panama Canal
The Monroe Doctrine in simplefied terms stated that europe should stay out of western affairs and we would stay out of theirs. While the Roosevelt Corollary stated that if European countries interfere with Western affairs, The U.S. has the right to extinguish the threat. Spain had violated these contracts so the U.S. intervened against Spain therefore creating whats known as the Spanish-American War
The Monroe Doctrine and The Roosevelt Corollary