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Spanish-American War Paragraphs

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During the late 19th century, United States expanded especially after the Spanish-American War. Before United States went to war, we had interest in buying Cuba. In Cuba, America had sugar interests that bought up a large stretch of Cuba’s land. By 1895 U.S had more than $50 million invested in Cuba, mostly was in sugar. President Cleveland said that the U.S. would end the crisis in Cuba if Spain failed. When President William McKinley became president he was eager to get involved. Then the newspaper published the De Lôme letter he became more ready to go to war. The letter criticized President McKinley. Thereafter the U.S.S. Maine exploded. Spain was the blamed for the explosion. Shortly after that, U.S. declared war with Spain. Before and after the war there were positive and negative impacts on U.S.

 

On April 25, 1898, the Teller Amendment inserted that it would not attempt to control Cuba. Which was a positive thing for Cuba. The Cubans would have the freedom they longed for. It was both a positive and negative thing for the United States because we would have a good friendship with the Cubans resulting the insert. However the U.S. wanted to have Cuba. Overall the war caused positive and negative things to happen. The U.S. won the war. They gained Puerto Rico, and Guam. In a sense Cuba gained its independence but United States soldiers remained in the country for years. Finally one thing that was really negative was that the United States paid $20 million to Spain. They paid Spain for Philippines. That money could have been used for something else. In conclusion the U.S. shouldn’t intervene in the conflict of other countries because we intervene with Cuba & Spain, which caused us to lose soldiers, money, time, and we went to war.Since we intervened with Cuba & Spain, today when countries get into it, the first thing they do is call the U.S. to help them.Which is causing us more problems than we need. 

 

Sources: http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/intro.html http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1411

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Connections Today #1

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Sudan is getting mad because of something an American said or did in a video. In 1898, President was amd about what someone wrout about hime. The both are connect because it's like he said/ she said things. If everyone could just sit down and talk it out, the world would be a better place.

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Historical Website #2

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Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War website examines the history of this 100 year old war and discusses issues raised in the PBS documentary film Crucible of Empire.
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Primary Document #3

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The picture above is the signatures on the Treaty of Paris. (According to http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/treatyofparis.htm) The Treaty of Paris made Spain cede or give up Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico. Cuba got it's independence. U.S. paid Spain $20 million for the Philippines. They could have did that without the war. The U.S. shouldn't have paid for the Philippines. They should have been free since we won the war.

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Primary Document #1

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On May 2, 1898,the San Francisco Call wrote about the United States defeating Spainsh naval force. U.S. Commodore Dewey completely defeated Spain in the harbor of manila in the Philippine Islands. At the time all news was coming from Spanish sources. Commodore Montijio said that they lost 3 of his largest ships. Spaniards lose two hundred seamen and four hundred was wounded. We shouldn't have went to war. The U.S. is forever in some other countries business. We need to stay out of it. 

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Vocabulary

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Vocabulary 

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Connections Today #2

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A military strike on Iran by way of Israel could still occur at a moment’s notice, but the US is now warning its allies that any action overseas would jeopardize America’s ability to assist in a Middle East war. Once again the U.S. is not minding their own business. They are getting in between Iran & Israel beef like they did when the Cubans wanted to be free from Spain. Both situations have nothing to do with the United States. Why can't we just stand out of it?

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On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire -- Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines Islands, Guam, and other islands.

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Historical Websites #1

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(1898), conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America. The war originated in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, which began in February 1895.

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Primary Document #2

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(according to socialstudieshelp.com) The letter was written by Spanish minister to the U.S. Enrique DeLome. Hearst's newspaper published the letter of the front page. The letter called President McKinley "weak and bidder for the affections of people...same time trying to appease the jinhoes of his party." That letter brought us a step cloer to war. I think this whole thng is ridiculous. There is no point in fighting someone. As adults they should be able to sit down and talk it out.

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