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My Paragraphs on Spanish American War

As American Citizens why are we not taught/Informed about the Spanish American War? Why do we try to just teach a paragraph about it? This war was important and taught us War tactics and our strengths. Most Importantly The Spanish American war was a conflict between the United States and Spain in 1898. There were many causes leading up to this war. First of the many causes were the new territories we gained which were, Cuba the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico. Next was the Cuban Independence Movement they wanted their independence from Spain. After that there was the U.S business disruption on their lands. Moreover there was the YELLOW Journalism which played a huge factor in us going to war with Spain. The news paper writers went over to Spain and exaggerated about what was going on there. Printed these Cartoons and lies and feed them to the public. There was no way for the government to get the word out that these News papers were indeed false. But in the end this contributed to a war we didn’t need. In addition there was the Delome Letter it was written by Enrique Dupuy De Lome . This letter was stolen and leaked to the public. This letter was written to President William McKinley referring to him as “weak”. This was published one week later. Also one week later after this was published the USS Maine had sunk. Due to its own malfunction but of course we blamed Spain and this proved to be the Last straw. The Delome letter and this sinking of the ship are seen as two of the principal triggers of the Start of the Spanish American War.

 

After this “Bombing” of the USS Maine the U.S declared war on Spain April 11th 1898. By a surprise attack the U.S navy defeated the Spanish navy in the Phillipines. Emilo Auginaldo helped the U.S defeat Spain. Therefore they signed the Treaty of Paris December 10 1898. Cuba gained there independence but with restriction.But In return he believed that the U.S would give them their independence. This did not happen so the Filipino Freedom Fighters began to fight against the U.S. The U.S used many of the Spanish tactics. Which included mass execution, concentration camps and many more things. The U.S occupied this island until 1946. Then a U.S commander suggested that we kill every MAN under the age of ten. So that we could brain wash them and control them also to raise them up in our beliefs. After all the After mass Teddy Roosevelt Resigned As secretary of the navy to create the rough riders. Which was made of anyone who could ride a horse and shoot a gun. Many of the deaths in this war were not from war itself but from Disease, not enough food hot conditions, Not enough ammo, old guns.

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(PRIMARY DOCUMENT)

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The United States Army was weakened and left with little  war power after the American Civil War. As a result, President William McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers to assist in the war efforts. The Rough Riders were mostly made of native Americans,  cowboys, ranchers basically anyone who knew how to shoot a gun. These rough riders later became know as "Rooselvelt Riders" .

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(Primary Document)

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The Delome letter was written by Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish Minister with the Portfolio of Cuba. This docemnt was written to the President William McKinley. This was to refer to him as being weak and that he would rather please the rabbles and not catering to everyone. On February 9, 1898, the letter was published in William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal and was read wordwide. About a week later the USS maine blew up which caused major problems.

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Interesting Facts & Information: tourism, travel, culture, language, business, people. » Blog Archive » Causes of the Spanish American War(WEBSITE)

Want to know what caused the Spanish American War? Our guide gives you facts & information on the major causes that led to the Spanish American War.
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Delome . (website)

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The DeLome letter concerning President McKinley and negotiations to avoid war between the U.S.
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The Spanish-American War(Video documentary of the war)

www.mediarichlearning.com From Media Rich Learning's award-winning video series, "America in the 20th Century."...
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Chronology - The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War (Hispanic Division, Library of Congress)

Chronology - The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War (Hispanic Division, Library of Congress)...
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Puerto Ricans are key in Florida presidential vote | wwlp.com (WEBSITE ON TODAYS ISSUES)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama has a problem with Florida's important Puerto Rican voters, and it has little to do with the immigration and deportation issues that dominate so much of the national debate involving Hispanic voters.
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