Spanish American War

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Chapter 18-2: Imperialism

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  • Spanish American War

    1. 1. The Pressure to Expand: Imperialistic America Spanish-American War
    2. 2. <ul><li>Contrast American opinions regarding the Cuban revolt against Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify events that escalated the conflict between the United States and Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>Trace the course of the Spanish-American War and its results. </li></ul>Learning Objectives
    3. 4. The U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Fleet hold combined operations at Guantanamo Bay, circa 1910.
    4. 5. American Interest in Cuba <ul><li>Attempted to Purchase in 1854. (Spain: We’ll see it sink 1 st ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar Plantations (Stop me if you’ve heard this one before) </li></ul>Cuba is a colony of Spain
    5. 6. First Cuban Revolt <ul><li>1868-1878: Cubans Revolt Against Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Spain puts down revolt, but abolishes slavery. </li></ul><ul><li>American businessmen begin investing in sugar plantations </li></ul>
    6. 7. Second Cuban Revolt <ul><li>1895: Cubans revolt again. Begin destroying American property. </li></ul><ul><li>Sought assistance of America </li></ul><ul><li>Americans split on support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Businessmen support Spain; protect sugar interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizens support Cubans because of revolt </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. War Fever Escalates <ul><li>Newspaper Wars – Yellow journalism – Sensationalism </li></ul><ul><li>American public wants to intervene </li></ul><ul><li>Spain eases up on Cubans </li></ul><ul><li>President insulted by Spanish minister </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.S. Maine explodes in Havana, Cuba </li></ul>Spain 1896: Spain sends brutal general to crush second rebellion Spanish atrocities: Concentration Camps. Thousands Die.
    8. 9. Yellow Journalism The Yellow Kid Both Papers Exaggerate Spanish Treatment of Cubans
    9. 14. de Lome Letter de Lome: Spanish Minister to the U.S Letter stolen from Havana Post Office Leaked to American Newspaper in February 1898 Critical of President McKinley Public Insulted Spain Embarrassed
    10. 15. Feb. 1898: U.S.S. Maine Explodes in Havana Harbor, Cuba
    11. 16. <ul><li>The U.S.S. Maine explosion was used as a pretext to get involved in war with Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. really had been drooling over Cuba. </li></ul>
    12. 19. <ul><li>April 20, 1898 – America declares War on Spain </li></ul><ul><li>America invades the Philippine Islands – Filipinos support Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Naval Blockade of Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Ill-prepared volunteer force </li></ul><ul><li>Rough Riders and Teddy Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of San Juan Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Cease Fire on Aug. 12 – 15 weeks of fighting. </li></ul><ul><li>Treaty of Paris: Dec. 10 ends “Splendid little war.” </li></ul>“ Remember the Maine” War with Spain Erupts
    13. 21. The Rough Riders
    14. 22. <ul><li>Spain freed Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Gave U.S. Guam in the Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Gave U.S. Puerto Rico in the West Indies </li></ul><ul><li>Sold the Philippines to U.S. for $20 million. </li></ul>What did U.S. Get? I’ve prayed to Jesus for guidance and concluded that: “ There was nothing left for us to do but to take them all [Philippines], and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and Christianize them.”
    15. 23. United States Expansion

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