The spanish-american war was an 1898 conflict between the united states and spain that ended spanish colonial rule in the americas and resulted in us acquisition of territories in the western pacific and latin america. 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 us control over puerto rico, guam, and the philippines. We are providing the following service for our readers if you are interested in books, videos, cd's etc related to the spanish american war, simply type in spanish american war (or whatever you are interested in) as the keyword and click on go to get a list of titles available through amazoncom. As a war, it was small, nasty and suspicious as news, it was a godsend the spanish-american war did many things it united an adolescent nation and paraded its global ambitions for all to see, while heralding the descent of a tired empire. A short conflict between the us and spain, the spanish-american war took place from april to august 1898 with key battles occurring in cuba and the philippines.
William mckinley is known for being the president during the spanish-american war, annexing hawaii, the phillipines, puerto rico, and guam this was the first time that america extended its territory beyond the boarders of the continental united states. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the united states from the late nineteenth century through world war i by a) explaining the reasons for and results of the spanish american war. Spanish american war free lesson plans, games, powerpoints for teachers lesson plan - spanish-american war the beginning of us imperialism and the spanish american war.
The presidio with the spanish american war sites noted on the insert rectangle impact of the spanish american war on the presidio the mark of the brief war with spain and the longer conflict with the philippines is evident throughout the presidio. The united states leased guantanamo bay from cuba is the answer what took place in cuba soon after the end of the spanish-american war it occured few month after war ended. The spanish-american war was a conflict in 1898 between spain and the united states, effectively the result of american intervention in the ongoing cuban war of independence. Yellow journalism hearst & pulitzer encouraged the american public to sympathize with the cuban rebels and the war de lôme letter angered the american people because of its criticism of president mckinley uss maine led to widespread support for the war based on false information.
The spanish-american war of 1898 could be seen as the pivotal point in foreign policy as it marks america's first engagement with a foreign enemy in the dawning age of modern warfare however, one could also argue that the idea had always existed in american politics. In the course, we studied various expressions of american feminism, from the first to the third wave, and some aspects of history- us and global economics 1. 1 the spanish-american war resulted in (1 point) (0 pts) a humiliating defeat for the us (0 pts) an important peace conference (0 pts) war with thailand. - the spanish american war of 1898 one hundred years ago, in 1898, the united states was fighting the spanish-american war the victory over spain made the united states a colonial power the spanish colonies of cuba, puerto rico, guam, and the philippines, as well as the formerly independent nation of hawaii, became american possessions. After the spanish-american war, the us launched an aggressive foreign policy she gradually got involved in latin american, asian and european matters the spoils of the war with spain gave the us the spanish colonies of cuba, puerto rico and the philippines.
From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes the spanish american war (1898-1901) study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. By gaining possessions and influence in asia and the americas during the spanish-american war, the united states became a worldwide power with an extended empire the spanish-american war helped the united states. In this study an attempt has been made to show the influence of the american press in causing opposition to spanish rule in cuba and finally in bringing about the intervention of the united states in the island. William warren kimball, us naval academy graduate and intelligence officer, completed a strategic study of the implications of war with spain his plan called for an operation to free cuba through naval action, which included blockade, attacks on manila, and attacks on the spanish mediterranean coast. Start studying the spanish american war learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
The spanish american war 1898-1901 remember the maine in early 1898 the uss maine was sent to just off the coast of cuba to monitor our economic interest with our sugar cane plants. The treaty of paris which was signed in paris in 1898 officially ended the spanish-american war as part of the agreement the united states also gained control of former spanish colonies in the philippines, guam, and puerto rico. The spanish-cuban-american war and the birth of american imperialism 1895-1902 2 volumes, new york/london 1972 (very detailed with plenty of sources from us archives) samuels, peggy and harold remembering the maine.
Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Spanish american war the united states was worried about the way the cuban people were being treated by spain the united states fought spain in cuba for a short period of time. American imperialism and the colonization of the philippines the irony of the 1898 spanish-american war was that americans fought partly to aid cubans in the fight for cuban sovereignty, and the united states ended up colonizing some territories they won from spain, like the philippines.