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Spanish-American War

A presentation on the Spanish-American War for AP Government

Katie Reynolds

on 13 April 2015

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Transcript of Spanish-American War

The Spanish-American war began in April of 1898 and ended in August of the same year.
On the winning side of the war was the US, Cuban separatists, and Puerto Ricans. The losing side was the Kingdom of Spain.
Why the US?
The primary reason for US involvement were the economic interests in Cuba. The Spanish also blew up the USS Maine so that kinda fueled the fire.
What factors?
Economic interests in sugar and mining
Blown-up ship
American press
Semi-freedom of Cuban people
Guam and Puerto Rico
Liberation of Philippines and then "reformation" of Philippines
Treaty of Paris
Key Factors
American interests- sugar and mining
Public opinion- the press and imperialism
President- McKinley and his imperialism
Spanish-American War
By: Katie Reynolds
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