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Spanish-American War

Neutral Position and Background

Alex Krivan

on 22 January 2013

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Transcript of Spanish-American War

War started for the U.S. in Cuba in June when the US captured Guantánamo Bay and 17,000 troops landed at Siboney and Daiquirí, east of Santiago de Cuba. isaac esta gay December 10 - Treaty of Paris ends Spanish American War The Spanish American War lasted only fewer than 5 months. Though the war was short it has a lasting effect on America, and made a change in its position of the world, and marked the appearance on the global stage of the US Navy. The Spanish-American War Alex Krivan
Megan Downey
Franny Schulte Isaac Abbo
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Andrew DeLong Following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain 12 days later. PROS CONS The U.S supported Cuban rebels fighting for their independence from Spain. U.S expansionists saw the war as a chance to take control of spanish territories The United States added the Teller Amendment following its declaration of war against Spain on April 25th, 1898; the Amendment stated that America would not establish permanent control over Cuba. The United States gives the Spanish government the choice to terminate its presence in Cuba or they would go to war on March 29th, 1896 The trigger point was the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine. Journalists blamed it on Spain so the Yellow Journalists inflamed the situation and then Congress declared war May 1,1898-Battle of Manila Bay under the command of Commodore George Dewey. Dewey did not have enough troops to capture Manila until 15,000 US troops arrived towards the end of July. 1898-Battles of El Caney, Kettle Hill, and San Juan HIll: Three decisive battles fought in one day.
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