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Oct. 27 Notes (Splendid Little War) Oct. 27 Notes (Splendid Little War) Presentation Transcript

  • "The Splendid Little War"
  • VS. Spain Cuban Rebels & U.S.
  • War lasted for one summer May ~ August 1898
    • 1 st Battle in the Philippines
    People & Events
    • May 1898 ~ U.S. naval victory sparked U.S. desire to take Spanish colonies
    • This would help increase U.S. trade with Asia
    • U.S. Navy was very developed, but U.S. Army consisted of volunteers
    People & Events
    • Battles in Cuba
    People & Events
    • Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders
    • Part of the most famous battle (San Juan Hill)
  •  
    • Battles in Cuba
    People & Events
    • July 17, 1898 ~ Spanish IN CUBA surrender
  •  
    • July 25, 1898 ~ U.S. invaded Puerto Rico
    The War Ends
    • August 12, 1898 ~ Armistice signed (cease-fire)
    • December 10, 1898 ~ Treaty of Paris
    The War Ends
    • Cuba = independent
    • U.S. paid Spain $20 million for possession of the Philippines, Guam, & Puerto Rico
    • Success in the War convinced Congress to make Hawaii a territory
    The War Ends
    • U.S. victory ended Spain’s empire and made the U.S. a world power
    • U.S. will not interfere with existing countries/colonies in Western Hemisphere, BUT will view European attempts to create new colonies there as hostile attacks on the U.S. (1823)
    What happened to the Monroe Doctrine?
    • Puerto Rico was claimed by Spain in 1493
    What happened to the Monroe Doctrine?
    • Cuba was claimed by Spain in 1511
    U.S. violated the Monroe Doctrine!
  • The End