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US History: Progressive Movement and Age of Imperialism


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US History: Progressive Movement and Age of Imperialism

  1. 1. The Age of Imperialism Begins<br />Spanish-American War and the Progressives<br />
  2. 2. Urbanization brings corruption<br />Joseph Keppler cartoon from 1889 titled, “Bosses of the Senate”<br />Huge figures stand behind rows of Senate desks. The figures are in top hats, with big bellies showing their wealth and power, such as the Iron Trust, Standard Oil Trust, Copper Trust, Steel Beam Trust, all with dollar signs on their stomachs. The sign at top reads: "This is a Senate Of the Monopolists, By the Monopolists and For the Monopolists!" Some Senators look up at them.<br />
  3. 3. 16th Amendment<br />17th Amendment<br />The Progressive Movement<br />
  4. 4. The Age of Imperialism<br />Below: A pro-imperialist cartoon from 1898<br />Above: Uncle Same “bearing the white man’s burden”<br />
  5. 5. The Spanish-American War<br />1868 – Cuba rebels<br />1878 – Spain crushes rebels<br />1895 – Rebels rise again<br />
  6. 6. Yellow Journalism <br />“Remember the Maine”<br />The US Response<br />
  7. 7. Events of the Spanish-American War<br />Victory in the Philippines<br />
  8. 8. Events of the Spanish-American War<br />War in Cuba<br />
  9. 9. Effects of the Spanish-American War<br />A newspaper from February 15, 1998 which was the 100 year anniversary of the Spanish-American War.<br />The war was called a “Splendid Little War” because when the USS Maine was destroyed the US went to war with Spain. The war only lasted 100 days approximately (only) 400 soldiers were killed. As a result, the US gained Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Cuba. It was a short war, the US gained a lot of territory ,and the US became an imperialist world power.<br />Take a look at this video for more details on the Spanish-American War.<br />