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Conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. Fought mainly for the issue of Cuban independence from Spain.
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to attract readers. Also one cause of the Spanish-American War
U.S. navy commander that defeated the Spanish fleet in the Philippines
Allowed the United States to intervene in Cuba and gave the United States control of the naval base at Guantanamo Bay.
Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico
Territory gained by the U.S. as a result of the Spanish-American War
Causes of the Spanish-American War
Cuban rebellion against Spain..... Yellow Journalism, Explosion of the USS Maine...DeLome Letter
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Considered a cause of the Spanish-American War - letter from the Spanish ambassador criticizing President McKinley which was published in the Hearst newspaper. (1898)
William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer
Writers who used yellow journalism
The U.S.S. Maine
This was a ship sent to Havana Harbor, Cuba; it was sent to protect Americans in Cuba; the Maine explodes; the United States declares war on Spain as a result
Treaty of Paris 1898
Formally ended the S.A. War and gives Cuba Independence and U.S. gets Puerto Rico, Philippines, and Guam
Sanford B. Dole
Helped overthrow the queen of Hawaii and established himself as leader and refused to give up power...Pushed for America to annex Hawaii
Organized Cuban resistance against Spain
Navy Captain wrote in his book, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, that a nations's strength depends on its naval might......Leading imperialist.
the Hawaiian queen who was forced out of power by a revolution started by American business interests
Increased the military might of the U.S. by providing a strategic naval base
Results of the Spanish-American War
-Spain loses most of it's empire
-The Platt Amendment allows the U.S. to intervene in Cuba
-The U.S. acquired the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico
-The U.S. increases it's strength as a world power
Volunteer cavalry led by Teddy Roosevelt....Gained fame at the Battle of San Juan Hill
connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, built from 1904 - 1914.
African American soldiers who served in the cavalry during the wars for the west and the Spanish-American War
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
Foreign policy created under President Taft that the U.S. would invest money in Latin American industry.
Addition to the Monroe Doctrine asserting America's right to protect it's interest in Latin America
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