#57   Spanish American War  ch 17

Last Update: November 13, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

 

Cuba a Spanish possession was called the  "Pearl of the Antilles"

    After several revolts the Cubans were sent to "reconcentration camps" where thousands died of disease and hunger

Content Standard 3. The student will analyze the changing role of the United States in world affairs at the turn of the twentieth century.
1. Evaluate the motivations and impact of American Imperialism on international
relations. 1,2,3

Americans sympathized and were shocked by the sensational stories printed in the papers

    Yellow Journalism printing of sensational and sometimes unfounded stories to arouse sentiment

 

 

Watch Spanish American War 8 min video

Watch Crucible of Empire:
The Spanish American War Pt 1 45 min video

A. Identify the goals and the concept of “white man’s burden”) explaining its impact on developed and developing nations (e.g., “banana republic”).

 

Watch Spanish American War video fastforward to 1:10 for Rough Riders on.

USS Maine exploded in Havana harbor

"Remember the Maine" became the battle cry

 
 
 

Causes of the Spanish American War
    1.  American sympathy toward Cuban suffering
    2.  yellow journalism
    3.  de Lome letter
    4.  Sinking of the USS Maine

    Read President McKinley's message to Congress p 399,
     list t
hree reasons why the U.S. had to act.
    "in the name of (1) humanity, (2) civilization,
    and (3) endangered American interests"


A. Identify the goals of and reasons for imperialism

B. Analyze the role of the Spanish-American War in the development of the United States as a world power 1 (e.g., yellow journalism,

B. Analyze the role of the Spanish-American War in the development of the United States as a world power

yellow journalism,




    Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt gave Commodore George Dewey orders to capture the Philippine Islands
    1.  Battle of Manila Bay not a single American killed, over 400 Spanish sailors died.

Admiral Alfred T. Mahan

Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that the most powerful navy will control the globe; it was most famously presented in The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (1890). The concept had an enormous influence in shaping the strategic thought of navies across the world, especially in the United States, Germany, Japan and Britain. His ideas still permeate the U.S. Navy.

Several ships were named USS Mahan, including the lead vessel of a class of destroyers.

A. Identify the goals of and reasons for imperialism

and contributions of Admiral George Dewey 1).

influence of Admiral Alfred T. Mahan, and the concept of “white man’s burden”)

Roosevelt resigns the Navy and leads the
    Rough Riders a collection of cowboys, Indians, college students, and buffalo soldiers  up San Juan Hill in Cuba

                                                                                                                                                                          Watch Rough Riders 5 min video:

 

Rough Riders, 1

 
  Buffalo Soldiers at San Juan Hill
    2.  Battle of Santiago Cuba capital captured
    3.  Spanish navy defeated
Treaty of Paris 1899
    1.  Spain loses most of her overseas
    possessions Cuba, Philippines, Puerto Rico
    2.  U.S. pay Spain $20 mil for the
    Philippines and Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam

A. Identify the goals of and reasons for imperialism

Platt Amendment, 1 Teller Amendment, territorial acquisitions, 1

B. Analyze the role of the Spanish-American War in the development of the United States as a world power

yellow journalism,

    Results of the
  Treaty of Paris

    1.  U. S. becomes major
          world sea power

    2.  Patriotic North and
         South fight together

    3.  Stimulated American
         industry

    4.  Bolstered American
         pride and enthusiasm

Content Standard 3. The student will analyze the changing role of the United States in world affairs at the turn of the twentieth century.

A. Identify the goals of and reasons for imperialism

Platt Amendment, 1 Teller Amendment, territorial acquisitions, 1

   

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Headline: http://www.pbs.org/crucible/photos/headline3.gif

Headlines: www.pbs.org/crucible/ headlines/tn_headline-2.gif

Rough Riders: www.army.mil/cmh-pg/ documents/spanam/Rrid1.jpg

Roosevelt: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h46378.jpg

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