What financially troubled nation's bid to be annexed by the U.S. failed to pass in the Senate?
#32976. Asked by RaeRae. (May 04 03 2:01 AM)
During the 1890's, Hawaii was in an economic depression that needed help from the United States government. Also, in 1893, wealthy Americans overthrew the queen (of Hawaii) and immediately sought annexation to the United States. These wealthy Americans who were involved in sugar cane, wanted to be annexed so they could benefit from American tariffs.
The economic benefits sugar cane in Hawaii caused the United States to annex it despite opposition from native Hawaiians and Japan.
It took President McKinley to successfully maneuvered annexation through Congress by means of a majority vote.
Hawaii's day of victory and accomplishment was on March 12, 1959. The United States had finally annexed Hawaii. Hawaii became the 50th state and became known as 'The Aloha State.'
Hawaii officially became the 50th state in the American Union on August 21, 1959
Kainantu says: |
What financially troubled nation's bid NOT to be annexed by the U.S. failed to pass in the Senate?
'After more than three years of ''total war,'' writes Foner in The Spanish-Cuban-American War, Vol. 2, 'Cuba lay in ruins. The armies of Spain and Cuba had swept back and forth over the land, carrying ruin with the torch at every trip. What was missed by one army was destroyed by the other.'
...General Wood believed, as did many expansionists in the U.S., that Cuba would, and should, be annexed...and...that the Teller Amendment did not apply because the majority of the Cubans wanted to be annexed. But that was just not the case.
'It was clear at all stages of the Occupation,' writes Foner, 'that the annexationists constituted a distinct minority in Cuba. The vast majority of the Cubans insisted on independence. This had been their aspiration for half a century.'
Cuba's first U.S.-controlled elections took place on June 16, 1900. Election results were a resounding defeat for annexationists.
The Cuban flag did not fly over Havana until May 20, 1902.
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