America had fulfilled its Manifest destiny. Now many Americans wanted to expand its empire overseas.
Businessmen wanted to profit from international trade. Politicians argued that the navy needed to establish overseas naval bases.
Philosophers thought America had a duty to export Anglo-Saxonism in "inferior" civilizations. The nation wrestled with the question of imperialism in the Caribbean.
One of the countries impacted by America Imperialism was Dominican Republic.
Time period the United States intervene occurred with Dominican Republic was during 1916-1924 , concerns about possible Germans use of Dominican Republic as a base for attacks on the United States during War World I.
Dominican Republic is located in North America
The United States became involved with Dominican Republic primary reason was because of political instability in the country. The Dominicans selected Ramón Baez Machado as president on August 27, 1914. Fair presidential elections held on October 25 returned Jiménez to the presidency. Despite his victory, however, Jiménez felt impelled to appoint leaders and prominent members of the various political factions to positions in his government in an effort to broaden its support. The conflicts that resulted had quite the opposite effect, weakening the government and the president and emboldening Secretary of War Desiderio Arias to take control of both the armed forces and the Congress, which he compelled to impeach Jiménez for violation of the constitution and the laws. Although the United States ambassador offered military support to his government, Jiménez opted to step down on May 7, 1916.
Ramon Baez Machado (provisional president of the Dominican Republic)
Benefits that Dominican Republic gained from the United States is The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) of the American Embassy in Santo Domingo assists U.S. citizens, Dominicans, and third country nationals who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Dominican Republic is the oldest country of the Americas, the first place reached by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
The Dominican Republic fought for their independence from Spain, Haiti and the United States.
Baseball is the most popular sport in the country. Sammy Sosa, among many famous baseball players, was born in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is the second largest country in a Caribbean island (after Cuba).
A negative aspect the United States intervention had on us , it has been 40 years since the United States invaded the Dominican Republic and this native country is still suffering the effects of that misguided intervention. On April 28, 1965, 42,000 American troops invaded the Dominican Republic. By the end of the invasion, more than 3,000 Dominicans and 31 American servicemen had lost their lives. And democracy suffered another setback.
Dominican Republic's Culture