11.2 - World Power (Spanish-American & Philippine-American Wars)

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Cuba
Island nation just south of Florida that was a Spanish colony until the United States secured its independence in the Spanish-American War.
José Martí
Cuban poet and leader of the Cuban independence movement.
Havana
Capital city of Cuba.
USS Maine
American battleship that exploded mysteriously in Havana Harbor. The explosion was the catalyst for the Spanish-American War.
Remember the Maine
Rallying cry during the Spanish-American War.
Explosion of the USS Maine
Event that cause the United States to declare war on Spain in 1898.
Teller Amendment
Amendment to the declaration of war against Spain in 1898 that state that the United States would not annex Cuba.
Splendid Little War
Nickname for the Spanish-American War.
Spanish-American War
1898 conflict with Spain in which the United States won control of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Philippines, and also won independence for Cuba.
George Dewey
American naval commander at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
Battle of Manila Bay
Naval encounter between American and Spanish ships in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. It was a total victory for the United States.
Rough Riders
Nickname for Theodore Roosevelt's cavalry regiment in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Smoked Yankees
Nickname for African-American troops during the Spanish-American War.
William Howard Taft
American governor of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War and later president of the United States.
Emilio Aguinaldo
Leader of the Philippine independence movement who fought both the Spanish and the United States.