Project #70817 - History Assignment 3

3 X 500 WORD ESSAYS 1. Why did the United States decide to interfere in the affairs of other nations in 1898-1905, thereby becoming an imperial power? What were the main forces promoting overseas expansion? How did events in Cuba result in a war with Spain? How did an empire arise from that conflict? Which voices or opinions dominated the discussion about imperialism? Regarding the desire for empire, was Albert J. Beveridge's consideration of it representative of the age? Why did the United States not acquire more territory than it did? Your answers to these questions should show a knowledge of the text "The March of the Flag" by Albert Beveridge in Chapter 19 of the Documents Collection. 

2. Compare and contrast the proposals that Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois made in the 1890s for blacks to deal with racial segregation and their subordinate place in society. What were the major areas of disagreement between the two men? Were there any issues on which their opinions were similar? In your judgment, which man offered the best chance for blacks to improve their condition and to deal with the barriers that white society posed? Which program had the greater probability for success in 1901?

You may agree or disagree with either man's point of view, but your answer must demonstrate that you are familiar with Washington's "Atlanta Exposition Speech of 1895" and DuBois' "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others", both in Chapter 19 in the Documents Collection. If you want to read more by DuBois, read his Niagara Movement's Address (Links to an external site.).

3. Many historians refer to the Spanish-American War as the "Spanish-American-Cuban War" because the war was first a war for Cuban Independence. One of the heroes of the war was Cuban poet, José Martí, who spent many years in exile in the United States before leading the Cuban independence movement. Respond to each of the following with one or two well-formed paragraphs.

  1. Martí's letter to the editor (Links to an external site.) of the New York Evening Post in 1889 responds to two different attacks on the Cubans. What are those attacks? What intellectual debates and social trends does the second attack echo? How does Martí refute both?
  2. Go to The Birth of American Empire as Seen through Political Cartoons, 1896-1905 (Links to an external site.) and scroll to the first cartoon. For your own personal edification, you may also want to look at the other cartoons at the site. What is the message implicit in the first cartoon? What was its purpose?
  3. Imagine what would happen if José Martí and Albert Beveridge found themselves studying that cartoon at the same time. What would they say to each other? (For the moment, you will have to forget that Martí died in 1895 leading the Cuban independence movement, before the cartoon was published in Puck).

http://college.cengage.com/history/world/keen/latin_america/8e/assets/students/sources/pdfs/76a_marti_letter_to_ny_evening_post.pdf

 

http://www.umich.edu/~ac213/student_projects05/las/19thmain.html

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