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Subject: U.S.

A History
Homework: Analysis of USA as a super
power 12/11/15
Student: Cinthya Belem Santana Lpez
Teacher: Analine Calapiz Gonzalez

Analysis of USA as a super power


To describe the US as an empire is controversial because of the countrys forms
policiesaccording to the government this strategies are rooted in an aggresive
desire to protect the countrys own interests and territory.
However even in the early days of the nation, President Thomas Jefferson was
said to have been anxiously waiting the followed Spanish Empire in order to: his
country could add territory from its collapse. Through the centuries the policies and
methods implemented by American leaders to exersice their influence have been
settled in comparison with those used by past empires.
Until that point, brute obvious force had been the main technique used to claim and
control. Instead from its begginings, the United States have used a more strategic
and calculated approach.
After British colonization of the Americas, the 13 Americans colonies refused to be
governed from overseas by Great Britain, between 1775 and 1783, these colonies
united against Britain in the American Revolutionary War. By the end of the battle,
the United States of America was recognized as a sovereign nation.
According to the treaty that ended this war, the US at this time stretched up the
east coast of North America reaching as far west as the Mississippi River in 1803
through the Louisiana purchase. The U.S effectively doubled its area with land that
had belonged to France.
In the following years they continue to push their borders using a combination of
military efforts purchases and annexation, less than seventy-five years after
gaining independence, USA have nearly tripled in size and extended its borders all
the way to the Pacific with the purchase of Alaska as well as the annexation of
Hawaii at the end of the 19th century, the United States added what would become
their 49th and 50th states. Kwame the Philippines and Puerto Rico were ceded to
the U.S by Spain after the spanish-american war in 1898, at this moment it own
nearly 7 percent of the worlds total land area.
However, the amount of territory occupied by the US is deceiving considering the
tremendous influence the country held over much of the world throughout the
twentieh century and the country continues to have a strong military presence
throughout the world without of troops stationated in countries across the globe.
American culture has spread globally there by increasing its dominance: the music
film and financial landscapes were all dominated in the 20th century by USA. Also
advances in science and technology have helped push the world into a new era,
some analysis claim the gap between America and the rest of the world is
narrowing, though.
The tallest building in the world stands in Dubai, the biggest movie industry is
Bollywood and the worlds largest passenger airplane is built in Europe. If America
is indeed losing its hold on world dominance inevitably a new power will emerge to
write a new chapter in the history books.

Subject: U.S.A History


Homework: The end of Cold War
12/11/15
Student: Cinthya Belem Santana Lpez
Teacher: Analine Calapiz Gonzalez

The end of Cold War


The most important thing about the 1988 campaign was George Bushs famous
pledge at the Republican convention: Read my lips, No New Taxes! No way thats
gonna come back to bite him. So once he was president, its not surprising that
Bush focused more on foreign policy than domestic concerns, i mean that was his
background with the UN and at the CIA. But it also makes sense in the larger
historical context because the Cold War actually ended during Bushs presidency,
although no one ever gives him credit for it.
The Berlin Wall came down, Polands military rule ended, the Velvet Revolution
happened in Czechoslovakia during Bushs watch.
The end of the Cold War was really a failure on the part of the URSS rather than
the result of succesfull American policies, but it left the U.S in something of a policy
limbo,
foreign relations almost 50 years as well as providing the reason for massive
military build up and all the jobs that came with it. One positive result of the end of
the Cold War was: the reduction in neuclear wapons.
Under Bush the u.s and the urss negotiated and implemented the Star I and Star
II treaties, which limited the number of warheads each country could possess to
between 3,000 and 3,500 (an amazing progress).
The collapse of the Soviet Union and end of the Cold War led the president to
declare the dawn of a new world order, but calling it a new world order didnt make
foreign policy any easier. Without the Cold War to orient us, foreign policy issues
were much confusing and messy.
So Congress continued to pass New Deal style liberal legislation including
expanded fi=undinf for Head Start and welfare, as well as a Family and Medical
Leave bill (which Bush betoed twice), but eventually passed nonetheless.
Along with the many thousands of manufacturing workers who lost their jobs in
Americas continuing de-industrialization, thie collar workers were thrown out of
work too and colleges graduates of whom there were record numbers, couldnt find
works as they came out of school.
In 1991, with tax receipts dropping and spending not slowing very much, President
Bush authorized a tax increase.
Congress also enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1991.
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