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Published on October 22, 2007

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Introduction to Spanish-American War:  Introduction to Spanish-American War McIntyre “A Splendid Little War” John Hay, Secretary of State, 1898 Background::  Background: Who? Spain vs. America Where? Phillipines, Cuba (Spain’s Colonies) Background::  Background: The Philippines Cuba USA Why?:  Why? Help give freedom to Spain’s colonies! Spain’s Reconcentration Policy:  Spain’s Reconcentration Policy Spain was fighting a guerilla war and needed to separate “good” from “bad guys What? Why? Civilians were forced into government run camps (with bad conditions) Made Spain look bad in American eyes How did it lead to war? American Economic Interests:  American Economic Interests Protecting their economic interests What? Why? Many of Cuba’s sugar plantations were owned by Americans Made Americans more likely to help out Cuba How did it lead to war? “Yellow Journalists”:  “Yellow Journalists” Make more $ if they keep you scared and interested What? Why? Newspaper created highly exaggerated stories Made Americans want war! How did it lead to war? “Yellow Journalism”:  “Yellow Journalism” “You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war William Randolph Hearst Frederic Remington’s Disrobing Propaganda Slide Analysis: Judge Cartoon:  Slide Analysis: Judge Cartoon Sinking of the Maine in Havana Harbor:  Sinking of the Maine in Havana Harbor What? USS Maine explodes in Havana, Cuba Harbor, “Spark” that started the war “Remember the Maine! To hell with Spain!” How did it lead to war? Most Americans believe it was Spain’s fault 1976 US Navy analyzed the sunken ship, decided that the hull blew OUT not IN Slide Analysis: Headline of the Maine Explosion:  Slide Analysis: Headline of the Maine Explosion Maine Explosion Caused by Bomb or Torpedo? 2/17/1898 New York World Thinking Slide::  Thinking Slide: Which of these do you think was most responsible for the nation going to war? Manila Bay:  Manila Bay What Happened at Manila Bay? Surprise naval attack sunk the crumbling Spanish Navy Made Americans feel very superior Rough Riders:  Rough Riders Who were the Rough Riders? Who was their leader? Teddy Roosevelt resigns as Asst Secy of the Navy to lead a “Cowboy Calvary” Brought his own photographer Teddy’s popularity from this leads to his becoming v.p. and president Rough Riders:  Rough Riders What famous Battle did they participate in? San Juan Hill African Americans also helped but get no credit Teddy Roosevelt:  Teddy Roosevelt Results:  Results US defeats Spain & becomes a world power Teddy Roosevelt elected Vice President in 1900 and becomes President in 1901 when McKinley is shot US must decide what to do about Spain’s former colonies (Phillipines, Puerto Rico, and Cuba) Thinking Slide:  Thinking Slide Do you think the war was a good idea?

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