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Transcript of Spanish-American War
U.S.S. Maine The
de Lome Letter Scandal As a result Large investments
in Cuban sugar industry
(a total of
about $50 million) Spanish military sent insurrectos
to concentration camp
Americans urged to intervene
in Cuba American Companies Cuban Nationalists The Spanish minister,
Enrique Dupuy de Lôme,
denounced President McKinely as ,
"a spineless politician"
-William R. Hearst,
a major American publisher To evacuate Americans in Havana Harbor
exploded and sank
investigation concluded, "one of the coal bins "
Hearst papers implied, "Spanish is responsible" Yellow Journalism : sensational news reporting that blurred the line between fact and fiction On April 1898, called on Congress to declare war against Spain The Teller Amendment
: the United States would guarantee Cuba its independence once the Spain were driven from the island Related to
The large American sugar investment
Trade with the island
Influence in the Western Hemisphere RESULT Platt Amendment "the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the maintenance of a government adequate for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty..."
: guaranteed continuing U.S. influence over the country including Guantanamo Bay The Treaty of Paris formally ending the Spanish-American War and granting the United States its first overseas empire
Philippines: was bought by the U.S. for $20 million from Spain
Puerto Rico and Guam: under American control
Cuba: a U.S. protectorate Bibliography
Burning sugar cane and attacking passenger trains by native insurrectos under the leadership of José Martí José Martí rebel, insurrectionary, insurrectionist Created Equal: a history of the United States, Volume 2: From 1865, Third Edition
http://wrscoldwar.pbworks.com/w/page/5319978/Spanish-American%20War Eunjae Kim April 25, 1898- December 10, 1898