Spanish-American war * In Cuba, then a Spanish colony, angry nationalists known as the insurrectos began a revolt against the ruling Spanish colonial regime. When Spain sent in General "Butcher" Weyler to stabilize the situation in Cuba, he put much of the population in concentration camps. The US, which had many businessmen with investment interests in Cuba, became concerned. * In 1898, the US dispatched the USS Maine on a "friendly" mission to Cuba. The ship was to wait, ready to rescue US citizens who might be endangered by the conflict in Cuba.
The war that erupted in 1898 between the United States and Spain was preceded by three years of fighting by Cuban revolutionaries to gain independence from Spanish colonial rule. From 1895–1898, the violent conflict in Cuba captured the attention of Americans because of the economic and political instability that it produced in a region within such close geographical proximity to the United States. The long-held U.S. interest in ridding the Western Hemisphere of European colonial powers and American public outrage over brutal Spanish tactics created much sympathy for the Cuban revolutionaries. By early 1898, tensions between the United States and Spain had been mounting for months. After the U.S. battleship Maine
Allan Adderley 3/9/2015 | | The Tribune | Cuba Under Attack | | Spanish-American War! Letter to the Editor of The tribuneI am more than please to acknowledge President William McKinley strategic plan to help Cuba against Spain. President McKinley made sure that Cuba was protected from any raids, ensured the safety of the people and made sure there was a stable government to operate Cuba. As a result, Cuba gain their independence. Despite the bloodshed that 100,000 people were killed made me sick to my stomach and can’t imagine how many bodies were scattered on that island.
U.S. Embargo Against Cuba Needs to End XXXXXXXXXXXXX Park University The sixties have been described as “America’s most historically and culturally complex decade” (The Sixties: Timeline, 2005). It was the decade of many changes and events that helped shape our culture and our country into what it is today. The 1960’s was the decade that saw the likes of famous people like John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as historical events like the first Woodstock and the race to space. It was the decade of the Vietnam War and Soviet Spies, and it was the decade that saw the end of the relationship between the United States and the small island nation just 90 miles off its coast: Cuba. On February 7th, 1962, President John
The U.S is not justified in annexing the Philippines and fighting a war to keep it because it was just a chance to exploit people and land to earn power and prestige. On April 25, the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor sent by President McKinley to protect U.S citizens. Cuba was the first to initiate its own struggle for independence. Spain used ruthless brutal tactics to bring down the revolt where the U.S intervened due to sympathy for Cuban rebels.
Should the United States Have Annexed the Philippines? The United States had gone into war with Spain in the summer of 1898. The reason for war was the bad treatment of the Cuban people by their Spanish masters. There was more to the story but the United States quickly became a major power to the world. In the next couple years Cuba was granted a kind of semi-independence and the Philippines Island became another matter.
In February 1989 those who were seeking intervention got a big opportunity as the warship, the USS Maine, was blown up whilst stationed on the harbour of Havana. All the evidence weighs up to the fact that the ship was blown up by an internal explosion but the USA used this event and were convinced that the Spanish wanted to go to war with America. This was a huge factor and the big final push to America which is why they declared war on Spain alongside other influences. The media at the time which was The ‘Yellow press’ a newspaper owned by William Randolph Hearst was thought to be one of the main causes of the Spanish
One event that created a good platform and story for Yellow Journalism was the maine. This started a motive for revenge. The Maine was sent to Havana to protect American Property. Mysteriously the ship exploded killing 260 men. There was no explanation but this angered American casuring them to want to go to war.
And on February 15, 1898, the USS Maine sank in Havana, in which an explosion caused 266 deaths. The Spanish officials conceded that this was a pure accident, however American officials claimed it was due to a mine. In comparison to this, Some Spanish and Cuban officials secretly thought that America might have intentionally caused the explosion as a pretext to go to war with Spain. And eventually after America had defeated Spain in the war, they were able to extend territorially, due to possessing Cuba. In Comparison, another factor which
One incident that sparked the war was on the night of February 15, the American ship called the Maine lay at anchor. A huge explosion ripped through the ships killing 260 sailors. Many thought it was the Spanish firing on the Americans, which really contributed to the start of the war. One more issue which led to the war was that the Spanish mistreated the Cubans. Cuba