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Title: Spanish-American War and beyond


1
Spanish-American War and beyond
  • A war fought in Cuba in 1898

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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • Why would we fight Spain?
  • Background
  • Spain controlled Cuba through a dictatorship
  • A revolution in Cuba against Spanish rule calls
    for the US to get involved

3
Spanish-American War and beyond
  • Cubans provoked US intervention by destroying our
    sugar plantations. U.S. must protect commerce and
    trade (Reason 1)
  • This opportunity could let the US gain a naval
    base as well! (Reason 2)

4
Spanish-American War and beyond
  • Jingoism A super sense of patriotism and demand
    for aggressive action
  • Page 179

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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • Yellow Journalism A type of writing that prints
    the most sensational, exaggerated, and distorted
    stories for emotional effect

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Spanish-American War and beyond
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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • Spanish leaders send a letter to the US telling
    them to stay out of this conflict (De Lome
    Letter)
  • US must respond and do something

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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • USS Maine is then sent to the harbor of Havana,
    Cuba
  • It blows up mysteriously in the middle of the
    night in the harbor

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Spanish-American War and beyond
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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • Congress declares war on Spain in 1898
  • The war lasted less than 4 months with a U.S.
    victory

12
Spanish-American War and beyond
  • The Treaty of Paris is signed in 1898
  • Results
  • Cuba gains its independence
  • U.S. gets the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam

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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • After 1900 the US continues to be involved in
    matters around the world
  • Teddy Roosevelt Speak softly and carry a big
    stick

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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • 1901 the US gained the right to build a Panama
    Canal to link the two oceans
  • Reasons Keep U.S. influence in Latin America and
    make a shorter route between the Atlantic and
    Pacific Oceans
  • The US stayed involved in world affairs until
    1914, with the outbreak of World War I

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Spanish-American War and beyond
  • The Spanish-American War, known as The Splendid
    Little War VIDEO
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