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1*Spanish-American War, 1898 *American Expansionism U.S. Imperialism Era*Spanish-American War, 1898*American ExpansionismPower Point created by Robert L. Martinez Primary Content Sources: The Americans (McDougal Little)& Mastering The Grade 11 Taks Social Studies Assessment (Killoran, Zimmer, Jarrett).
2Spanish-American War, 1898"Cuban volunteers in their barracks. Many of these were cigar makers at Tampa. "The "Army of the Cuban Republic" was made up from 40 Cubans from Jacksonville, 200 from New York, and 150 from Key West. They set sail on the Florida to join the rebels on May 21st.
3The Spanish-American War marked a major turning point in U. S The Spanish-American War marked a major turning point in U.S. foreign relations. At the conflicts conclusion, America would emerge as a world empire.American troops in Havana, Cuba.
4In 1895, Cuban workers rebelled against Spain, seeking their independence. A Spanish army was sent to Cuba to crush the rebellion with brutal force. Several factors led to U.S. intervention in the conflict.Spanish Frigate “Vizcaya”
5SPANISH TROOPS MARCHING THROUGH SAN JUAN, THE CAPITAL OF PUERTO RICO (a Spanish possession.)
6Many Americans felt they had a moral obligation to help the Cuban people in their struggle for independence from Spain.America’s Founding Fathers signing theDeclaration of Independence from Great Britain.
7Reasons for War: Cuban Independence, U. S Reasons for War: Cuban Independence, U.S. military and economic interests in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, and the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine.
8Publishers like William Heart and Joseph Pulitzer sensationalized news events to sell newspapers. Their newspapers deliberately distorted the news from Cuba with exaggerated stories of atrocities.William Randolph Hearst
9YellowJournalismIllustrations such as the one on the right was printed to elicit anger from American readers.Front Page “Hearst” newspaper illustration:“Male Spanish officials strip search an American womantourist in Cuba looking for messages from rebels.”
10De Lome LetterThe Spanish ambassador called President McKinley “weak” in a private letter that was published in the press. De Lome’s letter angered Americans against Spain.President McKinleyDe Lome
11The American government sought to protect American investments (example: sugar & rum) in Cuba and to block any interruption of U.S. trade with Cuba.Cuban Sugar Industry
12“Remember the Maine”January 25, The U.S.S. Maine enters Havana harbor, about three weeks later it mysteriously explodes.
13The battleship U.S.S Maine was mysteriously blown up in Havana in February, The press blamed the explosion on Spanish sabotage, enraging American public opinion.
14USS MaineOn February 15, a tremendous explosion rocked the battleship.More than 260 sailors died form the blast.
15An official navy investigation began immediately, but the Journal and other newspapers immediately blamed Spain.Hearst’s paper published articles under such headlines as “The Maine Was Destroyed by Treachery” and “The Whole Country Thrills with War Fever.”
16The report did not suggest who was responsible. In March, the navy issued its report on the sinking of the Maine. Though the evidence was sketchy, navy investigators concluded that the explosion was caused by an underwater mine.The report did not suggest who was responsible.
17In 1976, navy researchers who studied the incident concluded that heat from a fire in a coal bin exploded a nearby supply of ammunition.
18In 1898, President William McKinley, finding it difficult to resist the public outcry after the destruction of the U.S.S Maine, asks Congress for a declaration of war against Spain. On April 20th, the United States declares war.President McKinley
19In the Caribbean, hostilities began with a naval blockade of Cuba In the Caribbean, hostilities began with a naval blockade of Cuba. The Spanish fleet is effectively sealed up in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba.
20The Spanish fleet tries to escape the American blockade at Santiago harbor. A naval battle ensues, and the Spanish fleet is destroyed.
22In June 1898, American forces landed in Cuba In June 1898, American forces landed in Cuba. American forces begin to converge on the port city of Santiago. The army consisted of 17,000 soldiers, including four African-American regiments (called Buffalo soldiers) of regular army and the volunteer Rough Riders, a cavalry unit. The key to capturing the city of Santiago was controlling the high grounds of San Juan Hill.
23On the way to secure San Juan Hill, a bloody and dramatic charge took place on nearby Kettle Hill. Without direct orders, Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and two African-American regiments led by John Pershing attacked and took Kettle Hill.
24The battle of San Juan Hill is the bloodiest and most popular of all battles during the Spanish-American war.
29Rough Rider Reunion 1902, San Antonio, Texas At the 1902 reunion in San Antonio, the Rough Rider veteransagreed to purchase an artificial leg for Private Charles Buckholdt,who had lost his leg in a fight.
31American forces quickly overcame the Spanish navy in the Philippines at the Battle of Manila led by George Dewey and defeated Spanish troops in Cuba.Skirmish lines in Cuba
32As a result of the war, the United States acquired the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Puerto Rico in the CaribbeanPhilippines in thePacificGuam in the Pacific
33Consequences of San Juan Hill The victory of San Juan Hill boasts morale and pride of the American people.Spain loses control of its possessions in the Caribbean.Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders emerge as national heroes.San Juan Hill catapults Roosevelt’s political career.
34Political Cartoon: American Imperialism The cartoon displays Uncle Sam showing off in front of other world powers, while balancing the “primitives” of its newly acquired territories. ..Notice the racial tone andarrogance of the political cartoon.
35The U.S. insisted that Cuba add to its new Constitution, the Platt Amendment, commanding Cuba to stay out of debt and giving U.S. the right to intervene in the country and the right to buy or lease Cuban land for naval and fueling stations.
36Guantánamo Bay Naval Base at the southeastern end of Cuba has been used by the United States Navy for more than a century, and is the oldest overseas U.S. Navy Base and the only one in a country with which the United States does not have diplomatic relations.
37After the brief war, the United States emerges from the war in possession of an overseas empire. Presidential Campaign Poster for Mckinley-Roosevelt
38National HeroAfter the war with Spain, Roosevelt returned a hero and was soon elected governor of New York and then later won the vice-presidency.