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Splendid little war
Terms in this set (18)
Who in America was interested in Cuba? Why?
Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams; Island full of resources
Who led the counter-insurgency for Spain?
What does "counter-insurgency" mean?
an action taken against revolutionaries; Insurgency: Rebellion.
What methods did he use?
How many people died from his methods?
Several hundred thousand of lives
What did they die from?
Lack of food, medicine, and poor sanitation
Why did America take this personally?
American citizens were always caught in the middle of the violence
What is "Yellow Journalism" and what two newspapers were most known for it?
Yellow journalism is crude exaggeration; William Randolph Hearst's Journal and Joseph Pulitzer's World.
Define "War Hawk" and give two examples of War Hawks in the US. What reasons did they give?
Warhawks: mean people
What groups were against intervention? Why?
White Southerners, war was the reason for federal power, reason to expand government and strengthen the north, insurrectos were just as bad.
What methods did Presidents McKinley and Cleveland use to try to avoid war?
made a deal.. spain would rule Cuba from a distance (Autonomy), letting Cuba rule themselves, Mckinley offered to buy Cuba
What was the final straw for America?
The maine Feb.15, 1898
What were the details of this event?
Boat explosion, people thought Spain was responsible
How did the war go for the US? On land? On the sea?
U.S won, taking over Spain's overseas possessions
What strategy did America use to defeat the Spanish?
Using newly-modernized U.S Navy
How long did the war last?
Besides Cuba, what three Spanish possessions did the US gain control of?
Guam, Puerto Rico, and supported nationalist uprising in the Philippines
Why was this considered a "splendid little war?"
John Hay said it; it had lasted less than 100 days
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