How may still the US wield its huge, immense energy past its borders? may still it adhere to grand ideas or act on slender self-interest? should still it accomplice with different international locations or keep away from entangling alliances? american citizens were grappling with questions like those through the nation’s historical past, and particularly because the emergence of the USA as an immense global strength within the past due 19th century. the USA on the planet illuminates this historical past through shooting the varied voices and viewpoints of a few of the main colourful and eloquent those who participated in those momentous debates.
Spanning the period from the Gilded Age to the Obama years, this particular reader collects greater than 200 documents--everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and track lyrics. It encompasses a number of stages of yank diplomatic background which are ordinarily handled individually, reminiscent of the 1st global conflict, the chilly warfare, and 11th of September. The booklet provides the views of elite policymakers--presidents, secretaries of country, generals, and diplomats--alongside these of alternative sorts of americans, comparable to newspaper columnists, monks, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It additionally gains a variety of files from different nations, illustrating how foreigners seen America’s position within the world.
Ideal for lecture room use, America within the World sheds mild at the complicated interaction of political, monetary, ideological, and cultural elements underlying the workout of yank strength at the international stage.
• contains greater than 200 records from the overdue 19th century to today
• seems at every little thing from presidential addresses to political cartoons and tune lyrics
• offers assorted views, from elite policymakers to monks and novelists
• gains files from outdoors the U.S., illustrating how humans in different nations considered America’s function on the earth
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Extra resources for America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror
Occupation of foreign lands and control over their peoples generated a sense of opportunity as well as controversy. Commercial and strategic advantages of empire have been noted above. But many Americans considered conquest a chance to raise up foreign peoples to American standards—religious ones in particular. This published resolution from the September 1898 edition of the American Missionary exemplifies the opportunity many such groups saw within America’s newfound empire. ” At the recent Triennial National Council of Congregational Churches held in Portland, Oregon, reference to the pressing of Christian educational work into Cuba was greeted with enthusiastic applause.
That the acquisition of territory by conquest is right. 2. That the acquisition of remote territory is desirable. 3. That the doctrine that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed is unsound. 4. That people can be wisely governed by aliens. To all these propositions Jefferson was emphatically opposed. ” Could he be more explicit? . But this is a time of great and rapid changes, and some may even look upon Blaine’s official acts as ancient history. If so, let it be remembered that President McKinley only a year ago (December 6, 1897), in a message to Congress discussing the Cuban situation, said: Imperial America | “I speak not of forcible annexation, for that is not to be thought of.
I, Liliuokalani of Hawaii, by the will of God named heir apparent on the tenth day of April, A. D. 1877, and by the grace of God Queen of the Hawaiian Islands on the seventeenth day of January, A. D. 1893, do hereby protest against the ratification of a certain treaty, which, so I am informed, has been signed at Washington by Messrs. Hatch, Thurston, and Kinney, purporting to cede those Islands to the territory and dominion of the United States. I declare such a treaty to be an act of wrong toward the native and part-native people of Hawaii, an invasion of the rights of the ruling chiefs, in violation of international rights both toward my people and toward friendly nations with whom they have made treaties, the perpetuation of the fraud whereby the constitutional government was overthrown and, finally, an act of gross injustice to me.
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