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#2 Website On Todays Impact- Power, Domestic Politics, and the Spanish-American War

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The Spanish-American War fails to support strict interpretation of democratic peace theory, and instead provides an instance in which two democracies went go to war because their people demanded it.
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Website #3 Spanish-American War (Spain-United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

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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 ...
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Primary Document #3 - Picture

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Annotion: I think these man look very serious but at the same time kinda worried. From the looks of it they are waiting on someone or something to attack. Only thing i see wrong in this picture would be that just one or two are looking the other way armed and the others are not. They have nice uniforms and long guns which is so weird to me cause i didnt know they were that big back then. This picture could of been much help back then if the other people near Manila saw it.

 

Spanish-American War: U.S. soldiers in a trench near Manila

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Primary Document #2 Pictures/Maps of The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War

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The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War (Hispanic Division, Library of Congress)...
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#1 Website On Todays Impact - The Lasting Impact of the Spanish-American War

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The American ambassador to Great Britain proclaimed the conflict with Spain, "a splendid little war." The war lasted four months and fighting spanned ten week...
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Primary Document #1: Letters from American Soldiers

Annotation:  My thoughts about this letter are that this guy is very brave and willing to fight. This letter also tells me that he didn’t actually know what he was fighting for, at least he didn’t. I think it was fair enough for these

 

 

 

 

Private Fred B. Hinchman, Company A. United States Engineers, writes from Manila, February 22d:

At 1:30 o’clock the general gave me a memorandum with regard to sending out a Tennessee battalion to the line. He tersely put it that “they were looking for a fight.” At the Puente Colgante [suspension bridge] I met one of our company, who told me that the Fourteenth and Washingtons were driving all before them, and taking no prisoners. This is now our rule of procedure for cause. After delivering my message I had not walked a block when I heard shots down the street. Hurrying forward, I found a group of our men taking pot-shots across the river, into a bamboo thicket, at about 1,200 yards. I longed to join them, but had my reply to take back, and that, of course, was the first thing to attend to I reached the office at 3 P.M., just in time to see a platoon of the Washingtons, with about fifty prisoners, who had been taken before they learned how not to take them.

Arthur H. Vickers, Sergeant in the First Nebraska Regiment:

I am not afraid, and am always ready to do my duty, but I would like some one to tell me what we are fighting for.

Guy Williams, of the Iowa Regiment:

The soldiers made short work of the whole thing. They looted every house, and found almost everything, from a pair of wooden shoes up to a piano, and they carried everything off or destroyed it. Talk of the natives plundering the towns: I don’t think they are in it with the Fiftieth Iowa.

General Reeve, lately Colonel of the Thirteenth Minnesota Regiment:

I deprecate this war, this slaughter of our own boys and of the Filipinos, because it seems to me that we are doing something that is contrary to our principles in the past. Certainly we are doing something that we should have shrunk from not so very long ago.

Sergeant Elliott, of Company G, Kansas Regiment:

Most of the general officers think it will take years, and a large force of soldiers, to thoroughly subjugate the natives. And the unpleasant feature of this is that unless the conditions change radically there will be few soldiers who will care to stay there. There’s no use trying to conceal the fact that many of the men over there now, especially the volunteers, are homesick, and tired of fighting way off there, with nothing in particular to gain. There is not one man in the whole army now in the Philippines who would not willingly give up his life for the flag if it was necessary, but it isn’t pleasant to think about dying at the hands of a foe little better than a savage, and so far away from home. And the thought of its not ending for several years is not an especially pleasant one, either.

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Website #1 Introduction - The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War (Hispanic Division, Library of Congress)

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