3. Had McKinley indeed “exhausted every effort” short of war, as he claimed in his statement to Congress? Yes because Spain was still bombing Cuba and did not listen to the U.S. Pg. 165 Woodrow Wilson Declaration of War against Germany (1917) 1. What did Wilson mean when he claimed, “We have no quarrel wit the German people”?
Final Q1 What were the political, strategic, and economic implications of the U.S. winning the Spanish-American War? The United States was simply not prepared for war, and was on the front end of what would become WWI. The U.S. Army was just coming off battles against the Native Americans on the frontier. Under orders from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY descended upon the Philippines prior to the declaration of war. Dewey was in the perfect position to strike, and when given his orders to attack on May 1, 1898, the American navy was ready.
After this war, Spain assured improvements, but the nationalists did not believe they would cooperate. In 1895 when another rebellion led by Cuban nationalists took action, the Spaniards sent about 200,000 soldiers to Cuba. The Cubans reacted by damaging any property that belonged to Spain such as the sugar mills and fields hoping this would make the Spaniards retrieve their land or so the U.S can intervene in this disaster. A year later, Spain sent General Weyler to put down those nationalists in Cuba. He decided to build concentration camps and
This was all the America public needed. Through political and public pressure, President McKinley entered a war in which he wanted to avoid. Spain sough a Compromise, but it was rejected by the United States. Then the United States sent an ultimatum to Spain demanding it surrender control of Cuba. This was then followed by Madrid, then Washington, formally declaring
For many years there has been a debate on whether or not yellow-journalism was a cause of the Spanish-American war. Some historians argue that it had a major impact in sparking the war. They argue newspapers like the New York Journal took advantage of their popularity to incite public opinion and force then President McKinley to act against Spain on behalf of Cuba, which had been under Spanish control since 1511. Other historians disagree and say though the newspapers did report on the events leading up to the war and tended to only publish stories that showed the good side of Cuba, the constant violation by Spain of the interests of the United States in the Caribbean and the United States need to expand their power could be seen as the true causes of the war. In Citizen Hearst: A Biography of William Randolph Hearst, journalist W. A. Swanberg argues that newspaper moguls such as William Randolph Hearst of the popular New York Journal, used it to arouse public opinion in such a way it forced President McKinley to wage war against Spain to free Cuba.1 How could newspapers cause such tremendous action?
- Battle for Quebec was fought on the Plains of Abraham. - Around 1760 Spain entered the war on the side of France; William Pitt payed Prussians to ﬁght for Britain. When France lost and Spain was left holding the bag. WHen the negotiations of the treaties Britain asked for Florida from Spain in exchange for Cuba. *British also got the country of India* -1762: British forces invaded Cuba and took it over.
Hawaii Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines were all Spanish colonies before the Spanish American war. TRUE Which of the following observations would most closely and accurately describe the viewpoint of the artist who drew the cartoon shown above? President McKinley should turn his attention from foreign adventures and imperialism to much more important and pressing issues at home Why was American expansion of the 1890’s different from earlier expansionist moves? It would create economic and military colonies
The Spanish American War, described by Theodore Roosevelt as a “Splendid little war” was one of the first conflicts that was fought on a global scale, in fact the struggle between Spain and its allies against The United States of America took place in Cuba, the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico. The war was a result of prolonged tensions between the Spanish occupants of Cuba and the Cubans themselves which were striving for independence long before the U.S had any interactions with both the Cubans and Spaniards. Their first attempt in gaining national freedom was called the Ten Years War and ended with the pact of Zanjon which did not mitigate nor suppress the desire for freedom most Cubans shared. Not long after The Ten Years War, others
Explain what the Philippines went to war with the U.S. in 1899 how much money was spent to suppress the Philippines / American war | The U.S. government promised rebel Emilio alguinaldo that the Philippines would be independent is the rebels would help force Spanish out after the treaty of paris spain sold the Philippines to the U.S. for $20 million alguinaldo felt betrayed and led a rebellion | 10. Describe why winning the war is the Philippines proved to be a difficult task for the U.S. | Many African Americans felt sympathetic for the Philippines and abandoned the U.S. army to join alguinldo troops it took 3 years to suppress the rebellion cost $40 million and 4,000 american lives | 11. Why were japan and rusia in conflict in 1904? What were the early results of this war | Japan and Russia were competing for power of korea and Manchuria japan destroyed there pacific fleet then they ran out of money asked president rosevelt to negotiate with the Russians for them | 12. What role did president rosevelt have in this conflict and why did japan seek help | President Roosevelt in result of helping japan the U.S. intrest expanded