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Oct. 27 Notes (Splendid Little War)


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Oct. 27 Notes (Splendid Little War)

  1. 1. "The Splendid Little War"
  2. 2. VS. Spain Cuban Rebels & U.S.
  3. 3. War lasted for one summer May ~ August 1898
  4. 4. <ul><li>1 st Battle in the Philippines </li></ul>People & Events <ul><li>May 1898 ~ U.S. naval victory sparked U.S. desire to take Spanish colonies </li></ul><ul><li>This would help increase U.S. trade with Asia </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>U.S. Navy was very developed, but U.S. Army consisted of volunteers </li></ul>People & Events
  6. 6. <ul><li>Battles in Cuba </li></ul>People & Events <ul><li>Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the most famous battle (San Juan Hill) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Battles in Cuba </li></ul>People & Events <ul><li>July 17, 1898 ~ Spanish IN CUBA surrender </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>July 25, 1898 ~ U.S. invaded Puerto Rico </li></ul>The War Ends <ul><li>August 12, 1898 ~ Armistice signed (cease-fire) </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>December 10, 1898 ~ Treaty of Paris </li></ul>The War Ends <ul><li>Cuba = independent </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. paid Spain $20 million for possession of the Philippines, Guam, & Puerto Rico </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Success in the War convinced Congress to make Hawaii a territory </li></ul>The War Ends <ul><li>U.S. victory ended Spain’s empire and made the U.S. a world power </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>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) </li></ul>What happened to the Monroe Doctrine?
  12. 14. <ul><li>Puerto Rico was claimed by Spain in 1493 </li></ul>What happened to the Monroe Doctrine? <ul><li>Cuba was claimed by Spain in 1511 </li></ul>U.S. violated the Monroe Doctrine!
  13. 15. The End