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The Spanish American war was a conflict in 1898 between Spain & the United States
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During the expansion of the U.S in the late 19th & early 20th century the expanded and became a world power and the United States was tried attempting to take away the independence of Puerto Rico, Guam, Cuba, Philippines, panama and china. The U.S was successful in some of their attempts but one place kept their independence. At the end, Hawaii lost their independence, many American wanted to control the island and spread Christianity. It took 5 year for congress to approve annexation; the Hawaii islands became U.S territory. Later Philippines, Guam & Puerto Rico lost their independence to the U.S. The U.S was fighting with Spain over Territory of there land. At the same time Cuba rebelled again Spain, Cuba gained independence with restrictions. Jose marti planned the over throw of Spain from U.S and they invaded in 1895. Another Example of the U.S expansion, the U.S aided the people of panama in Columbia to get their independences. The U.S created a canal in the Atlantic Ocean to the pacific, Columbia agreed to allow the U.S to build and control the canal. Finally china, let the U.S have full trading right throughout china, ending spheres of influence. The Europeans nations had spheres of influence controlling different parts of china trading. In conclusion during the late 19th and early 20th century the U.S did a lot of expansions taking away the independence of countries but becoming a world power. To gain more power and territory, the U.S did many positive and negatives actions to place like Hawaii, Cuba, Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, Panama and China. In Hawaii the negative started with them losing their independence. The positive was that by them losing their independence, U.S got more money. After Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico also loses their independences, the U.S takes over. The positive outcome of having power was that the U.S kicks out Spain. Meanwhile Cuba had limitation on there independence. At the same time U.S also kicks out Spain from Cuba. Then Panama got its independence from Columbia, and by the happening it makes the U.S look greedy. Finally the U.S gets to trade in china, but china loses sovereignty (independence). In conclusion although there were many positives, I don’t believe the U.S should intervene in the conflict, because we did a lot of damage to other countries by controlling them, and taking away there independence.

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Dispute Over Islands Reflects Japanese Fear of China’s Rise

Dispute Over Islands Reflects Japanese Fear of China’s Rise | THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR!!! BY A.M | Scoop.it
A chain of islands at the center of a territorial dispute has Japanese nationalists pushing their country to boldly counter the explosive growth of China and South Korea.
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Spanish-American War (Spain-United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Spanish-American War (Spain-United States) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia | THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR!!! BY A.M | Scoop.it
(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 1

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The Maine in Havana Harbor three weeks before it was sunk. On the night of February 15, 1898, the ship was sunk by a tremendous explosion, and 260 lives were lost. Reports pointed to sabotage, but responsibility for the disaster was not determined. The New York Journal reported that a Spanish Mine had had sunk the Maine. Other newspapers showed pictures of Spanish terrorists swimming under the Maine and placing explosives under the ship.

 

My thought on this documnent are it is crazy how many lifes were lost in this accident , but no one ever determined how the accident happened.I wonder why people said nothing if they saw people going under the water & putting exposives under the ship.

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Spanish-American War

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The Spanish-American War was a militarily easy conquest by the United States to eliminate the last vestiges of the Spanish colonial empire.
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Vocabulary (10)

1. Ambivalence- The state of having mixed feelings or contradictary ideas about something or someone.

 

Example- the law's ambivalence about the importance of a victim's idenity 

 

2. Imperialism- A policy of extending a country's powerand influence through diplomacy of military force. 

 

Example- The struggle against imperialism

 

3.insurreaction- A violent uprising against an authority or government

 

Example  The insurreaction was savagely put down 

 

4. Independence – The fact or state of being independent

 

Example- I no longer live at home with my parent , I am a independent woman .

 

5. Territory-an area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state

 

Example-the government was prepared to give up the nuclear weapons on its territory

 

6.Limitation-a limiting rule or circumstance; a restriction

Example- a serves limitation, on the water use.

 

7.sovereighnty- supreme power or authority

 

Example- how can we hope to wrest sovereignty away from the oligarchy and back to the people?

 

8.Nationalist- a person who advocates political independence for a country:

 

Example- The ba'ath party, founded in Syria during the 1940s, espoused radical Arab nationalism and socialism.

 

9. War- a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state

 

Example – U.S went to war with Great Britain for are independence.

 

10.Crisis- a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state

 

Example- a crisis of semi literacy among high school graduates.

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Border war: Cities tussle over territory

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San Marcos City Council members on Tuesday literally laughed off a request from neighboring city of Kyle to give up 1,160 acres of future territory where an aspiring developer envisions a massive subdivision stretching from Interstate 35 to Texas...
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Primary Document 3 - Spanish-American War: event, pictures and information

Primary Document 3 - Spanish-American War: event, pictures and information | THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR!!! BY A.M | Scoop.it

On January 25, 1898, the USS Maine arrived in Havana harbor to protect and evacuate Americans if circumstances in Cuba became violent. While Spanish authorities acted cordially, the Maine’s captain Charles Sigsbee prevented his men from going ashore. Unexpectedly, on February 15, 1898, at 9:40 pm the Maine exploded in the harbor, killing 260 officers and men. Yellow journalists in America, those who favored sensational headlines over factual ones, immediately blamed the Spanish and called for a declaration of war, even though a U.S. Naval investigation ruled that a submarine mine caused the explosion. President McKinley tried to keep America out of war, but the Maine explosion and a war-mad public made a conflict with Spain inevitable. Whether or not the Spanish blew up the Maine mattered little when the public had already determined Spain’s guilt.

To this day, various theories on the USS Maine explosion continue to circulate. Another investigation in 1911 concluded again that a mine caused the explosion, but in 1976 Admiral H.G. Rickover presented evidence that a spontaneous combustion inside the ship’s coal bunkers caused the destruction. Ironically, this conclusion matches the findings of the Spanish investigation in 1898. Although unlikely that Spain blew up the Maine, the loss of this ship and American lives created a war-hungry atmosphere which started the Spanish-American War and resulted in a new imperialistic United States of America.

 

My thoughts on the finally primary document , is that through all the research they did on the ship exploding. It always lead back to someone setting bombs under the ship. why in 1911 after 20 years did evidence come that s spontaneous combustion inside the ships coal bunkers caused the destruction.

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Primary Document 2 .....Atlas Map: The Spanish-American War, 1898-1899

Primary Document 2 .....Atlas Map: The Spanish-American War, 1898-1899 | THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR!!! BY A.M | Scoop.it

Disputes regarding Cuba and the sinking of the battleship U.S.S. Maine prompted the United States to declare war on Spain in 1898. The two nations dueled over another Spanish possession, the Philippines. The Treaty Of Paris of 1898 that ended the war granted Cuba its independence (although it remained an American protectorate until 1934) and established U.S. control over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. What was the political status of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Bahamas in 1899?

 

My thoughts on this document if cuba won there independence why did america remain protectore until 1934?

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Spanish-American War

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In the spring and summer of 1898, the United States waged a brief but decisive war against Spanish colonial forces in Cuba and the Philippine Islands. One cause of the war was revulsion among Americans against the ruthless tactics employed by Spain to suppress a revolt in its colony of Cuba.

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