US History Since Reconstruction ~ Week Five, Lecture One

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  • US History Since Reconstruction ~ Week Five, Lecture One

    1. 2. <ul><li>1. Yellow Press </li></ul><ul><li>2. European Colonialism </li></ul><ul><li>3. Need for Overseas Markets </li></ul><ul><li>4. White Racial Fears </li></ul>
    2. 9. &quot;Splendid Little War&quot; 1895: Cuban Insurrectos launch a guerilla war against Spain. 2/15/1898: Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine. 4/25/1898: U.S. declares war against Spain. 7/1/1898: Battle of San Juan & Kettle Hill. 8/12/1898: End of Hostilities in Cuba. 12/1898: Spain sues for peace. Treaty of Paris signed.
    3. 10. War in the Philippines 5/1/1898: U.S. Admiral Dewey transports Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo. A-’s forces land in Manila Bay. 8/13/1898: Aguinaldo’s forces take Manila. <ul><li>12/1898: </li></ul><ul><li>Aguinaldo declares independence </li></ul><ul><li>Filipino republic established. </li></ul><ul><li>McKinley refuses to recognize the republic. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. troops will be landed to crush Aguinaldo’s forces. </li></ul>
    4. 12. <ul><li>Ended the Spanish-American War </li></ul><ul><li>1. Spain relinquishes rights to Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>2. Spain sells Philippines to U.S. for $20 million </li></ul><ul><li>3. U.S. gets Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><li>4. U.S. annexes Hawaii, Guam & Wake Islands (1899). </li></ul>

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