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 Spanish-American War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Centennial of the Spanish-American War 1898–1998 by Lincoln Cushing
A war that was in part fueled by the American public's ambition to end the abuse of Cuban natives would in the end result in three territorial conquests for the U.S., tens of thousands of Spaniards and Cubans killed, and the deaths of perhaps a quarter of a million Filipinos [12].
The Spanish government did not have the financial resources or the manpower to deal with these revolts and resorted to forcibly emptying the countryside and the filling of the cities with concentration camps (in Cuba) to separate the rebels from their rural base of support.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish-American_War   (5470 words)

  
 Spanish-American War - MSN Encarta
Spanish Empire, territories lost in the Spanish-American War
The revolt was prompted by the failure of the Spanish government to institute reforms it had promised the Cuban people at the conclusion of a rebellion against Spanish rule known as the Ten Years’ War (1868-1878).
An important factor in the U.S. decision to go to war was the growing imperialism of the United States, as seen in the mounting efforts to extend American influence overseas.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566463/Spanish-American_War.html   (679 words)

  
 Centennial of the Spanish-American War - 1898-1998
This war had started out as a very popular campaign, but by this time the shine had worn off and some brave citizens began to raise their voices in protest.
The Spanish fleet, after successfully crossing the Atlantic, managed to trap itself in Santiago Bay, and was destroyed by the U.S. navy a few days before U.S. ground troops captured Santiago and they tried to flee the blockaded harbor.
This war occurred during a fascinating period of technological change during which photographs could first be easily duplicated by offset reproduction.
www.zpub.com /cpp/saw.html   (1397 words)

  
 Spanish-American War. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Although the majority of Americans, including President McKinley, wished to avert war and hoped to settle the Cuban question by peaceful means, a series of incidents early in 1898 intensified U.S. feelings against Spain.
The U.S. government was also moved by the heavy losses of American investment in Cuba caused by the guerrilla warfare, an appreciation of the strategic importance of the island to Central America and a projected isthmian canal there, and a growing sense of U.S. power in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere.
The cause of the advocates of war was given further impetus as a result of eyewitness reports by members of the U.S. Congress on the effect of the reconcentrado policy in Cuba.
www.bartleby.com /65/sp/SpanAmWar.html   (998 words)

  
 Spanish-American
The Americans were forced to hug the ground at the edge of the clearings, and strain their eyes for moments when they could catch a glimpse of the enemy.
As the American troops boarded the transports for their trip back to the United States, they were issued summer uniforms - just in time for the sharp sea breezes and chilly nights at Montauk Point.
The Spanish forces dropped back half a mile to a second line of defense, and except for a heavy exchange of artillery fire on 2 July there was no more fighting.
www.22ndinfantry.org /spanishamerican.htm   (6633 words)

  
 U.S.S. Maine Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY -- On the cemetery grounds are the mainmast from and a monument to the USS Maine, a monument to all American forces in the war, monuments to Spanish-American War nurses, the Rough Riders and numerous military figures prominent in the conflict.
There are other Spanish-American War monuments in these parts: to the nurses who served in the war, to the famed Rough Riders, officially the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry.
Wint (1845-1907), a veteran of the Civil War, Indian Frontier (1866 to 1888), Cuba (1898), China (1900-1901), the Philippines (1901-1904) and the Army of Cuban Pacification (1906-1907).
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /ussmaine.htm   (6783 words)

  
 Spanish American War
Click here to view a wonderful drawing of the United States entering the Spanish American War.
The war was fought in the Spanish colonies of the Philippines and Cuba.
Spanish ships tried to run the blockade as soon as the land engagements had begun, but pursuing American naval vessels sank or forced the fleeing ships aground.
www.socialstudieshelp.com /Lesson_60_Notes.htm   (850 words)

  
 Spanish American War - Exhibit n m h m
The Spanish-American War had its origins in the Cuban Revolution of 1895.
Like Vietnam, Americans were ambivalent about this undeclared war and no parades were held for the returning troops.
In the Philippines, the Spanish were easily defeated in the naval Battle of Manila Bay on May 1.
nmhm.washingtondc.museum /exhibits/past/Span_Am_WAr/span_am_war.html   (578 words)

  
 The Press and Spanish-American Relations in 1898
The President, however, is not to be inveigled into war by the Jingoism so freely indulged in by some blustering Americans.
The thousands of patriotic Americans of Caucasian blood who are willing to go to war will be supplemented by thousands of colored men who will vie with them in patriotism and bravely on the field of battle.
Most Americans were sympathetic with the Cubans (especially as the United States had about $30-50 million in Cuban investments and as much as $100 million in import-export trade in 1896)6, but President Grover Cleveland was determined to preserve neutrality.
www.humboldt.edu /~jcb10/spanwar.shtml   (5800 words)

  
 SparkNotes: The Spanish American War (1898-1901): US Goes to War: 1898
American public opinion now rested decidedly against the Spanish, and because of the way the yellow press had covered the explosion of the USS Maine, most of the country distrusted everything the Spanish said.
Despite Spain's desire to avoid war and President William McKinley's distaste for war, the yellow press continued feeding the public's appetite for anti-Spanish news.
Spain wanted to avoid war at all costs, and the Spanish diplomats to Washington promised to end the concentration camps and make peace with the insurrectos.
www.sparknotes.com /history/american/spanishamerican/section4.rhtml   (872 words)

  
 Library of Congress/Spanish American War Introduction
War actually began for the U.S. in Cuba in June when the Marines captured Guantánamo Bay and 17,000 troops landed at Siboney and Daiquirí, east of Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city on the island.
That war concluded with a treaty that was never enforced.
The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898/intro.html   (1414 words)

  
 Spanish-American War
American newspapers, especially the "yellow press" of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, printed sensational accounts of Spanish oppression, and carried seriously exaggerated reports that a quarter of the population had died.
The resolution also disavowed any American intention to acquire the island, and authorized the use of the army and navy to force Spanish withdrawal.
The Spanish forces were not powerful enough to put down the insurrection, and the rebels were not strong enough to win.
www.puhsd.k12.ca.us /chana/staffpages/eichman/Adult_School/us/fall/power/spanishwar.htm   (1026 words)

  
 The History Guy: Philippine American War
Many American officers and non-coms had served in the Indian Wars, and thus applied the old belief that "the only good Indian was a dead Indian" to their relations with the Filipinos.
The basic causes of the Philippine-American War can be found in the U.S. government's quest for an overseas empire and the desire of the Filipino people for freedom.
In 1898, Spain fought a losing war with the United States in which her colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Guam were overrun with relative ease by the U.S. Army and her Atlantic Fleet devastated outside of Santiago, Cuba.
www.historyguy.com /PhilipineAmericanwar.html   (1235 words)

  
 Spanish American War 1898
The excuse for entering the war was the rebellion by the Cubans against Spanish rule and the explosion of an American battleship.
The Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, as well as the formerly independent nation of Hawaii, became American possessions.
As always, the war with Spain was a struggle for land.
www.progress.org /archive/fold37.htm   (888 words)

  
 SPANISH/AMERICAN WAR BACKGROUND
The Americans were outraged by the imperialist atrocities.
Sympathy for the Cuban rebels who were fighting for their independence from Spain stoked the flames of American patriotism.
he war between the United States and Spain was precipitated by seething tension between the two countries.
alt.tnt.tv /movies/tntoriginals/roughriders/war.home.html   (236 words)

  
 Spanish American War
The Spanish-American War (SAW) was one of the five most important foreign wars in US history.
In the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the American States achieved, and then defended, their independence.
By World War I the US had progressed economically and politically to the point where Old World powers became dependent on American intervention – the situation which persists, to an ever greater extent, today.
www.usgennet.org /usa/topic/spanamerwar   (512 words)

  
 The Spanish-American War: The Leap into Overseas Empire: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
The Spanish-American War, whose centennial we observe this year [1998], was a short war, a popular war, and a rather cheap war, both in lives and money.
Spanish forces in Cuba resorted to counterinsurgency warfare in an attempt to retain control, herding the civil population into centers of reconcentración to keep them from supporting the rebels.
One immediate result of the war was the American-Philippine War (or as the United States called it, the Philippine “Insurrection”), which was much less happy and which disappeared from national memory until the ill-fated Vietnam War, to which it bore a certain resemblance.
www.independent.org /tii/news/981200Stromberg.html   (2253 words)

  
 Castonguay: Spanish-American War in United States Media Culture
Given the central importance of the Spanish-American War to the early film industry, it is surprising that the burgeoning field of early cinema studies has not yet examined the ideological implications of the cinema's role in the war's cultural production.
The war film craze continued through the summer of 1898...[making the Spanish American War] probably the most propitious event in the early history of the American cinema....
By leaving the messages and rhetoric of early war films largely unexplored, one could suggest, following Miriam Hansen, that accounts of Spanish-American War films "eliminate...the contingency of individual acts of reception [and] the hermeneutic constellation in which a historical spectator makes sense of what he or she perceives..." (Babel and Babylon 7).
chnm.gmu.edu /aq/war/fs1.htm   (957 words)

  
 Miami and the Spanish-American War
In the years immediately prior to the Spanish-American War, Spain and Cuba were engaged in a savage guerrilla war.
The "Splendid Little War," as it was characterized by John Hay, the American Secretary of State, lasted but three months, resulting in a decisive victory for the United States over an opponent whose fortunes and power had declined precipitously since it had amassed a vast empire in the New World three centuries earlier.
The war represented a watershed in American foreign policy.
www.historical-museum.org /history/war/campmiami.htm   (1400 words)

  
 Journalism Kindles Spanish American War
In a strategy familiar to students of modern guerrilla wars these units tended to avoid engagements with larger Spanish forces but instead roamed across the island torching sugar cane plantations in an attempt to pressure the Spanish and alarm the United States into intervention by destroying the island's Sugar exports.
He described rumored secret executions of war prisoners in Havana as "mere gossip," adding their conditions of confinement " are no worse than in the American military prisons during the civil war.
With the heavy responsibility of the war resting on him, he could have no intelligible for ordaining barbarities which swell the ranks of the insurgents and drive hundreds of old men, women, and children into the larger towns and cities to be a burden to the Government.
www.worldlymind.org /creelcuba.htm   (4240 words)

  
 Tampa's contribution to the Spanish-American War
Spanish General Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau placed an embargo on all shipments of Cuban tobacco to the United States.
You could almost say it was a grand little war – popular, and its outcome very advantageous to the United States and Florida; the fighting in Cuba lasted just ten weeks.
In the Spring of 1898, Tampa and the Tampa Bay area served as a main staging grounds and embarkation point for the American military forces invading Cuba.
www.tampabayhistorycenter.org /spanam.htm   (417 words)

  
 Chronology
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July 31 - Night attack by the Spanish on the American lines at Manila, P.I. August 9 - Battle of Coamo, Puerto Rico results in U.S. victory; Spain accepts McKinley's terms of peace.
On the same day, the report of the Spanish Board of Inquiry into the loss of the MAINE is received in Washington.
www.spanamwar.com /timeline.htm   (1846 words)

  
 Events -- Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War (April-July 1898) was a brief, intense conflict that effectively ended Spain's worldwide empire and gained the United States several new possessions in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Preceded by a naval tragedy, the destruction of USS Maine at Havana, Cuba, the Spanish-American War featured two major naval battles, one in the Philippines and the other off Cuba, plus several smaller naval clashes.
The war made public heroes of a number of U.S. Navy officers, and marked the beginning of an extremely dynamic period in the Navy's history.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/spanam/eve-pge.htm   (221 words)

  
 The Spanish-American War
Spanish control over the island had weakened considerably since the late 1860s, when Cuban rebels first began to agitate for their independence.
Its troops occupied the Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and part of the Philippines.
The government found itself walking a tightrope between war and peace.
www.wccusd.k12.ca.us /elcerrito/history/span-amerwar.htm   (864 words)

  
 Key Events & Battles: Spanish-American War
Every Spanish warship is sunk as fleet tries to run to open sea.
Washington, D.C. Although Spain agrees to all American demands, McKinley tells Congress that God has told him to attack the Spanish forces.
McKinley was "...weak...and a would-be politician..." He resigns, though American people are angered.
home.earthlink.net /~gfeldmeth/chart.spanam.html   (275 words)

  
 American Merchant Marine in Spanish-American War
Memorial Ceremonies honor Spanish-American War Veterans in 1922
Thanks to a calm sea and feeble Spanish resistance, the overcrowded transports reached Santiago, Cuba in safety and both Cuba and Puerto Rico were occupied by American forces.
When war was declared, the Navy had warships in Hong Kong without a single auxiliary, so they purchased two ships: the Nanshan with 3,000 tons of coal on board, and the Zafiro to carry supplies.
www.usmm.org /spanishamerican.html   (466 words)

  
 Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans Database
This database of Illinois SpanishAmerican War Veterans indexes the portion of the ninth volume of the nine volume publication, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, which lists veterans of that war.
Abbreviations used in the SpanishAmerican War Veterans Database.
Abbreviations used in the Illinois SpanishAmerican War database are:
www.sos.state.il.us /departments/archives/spanam.html   (414 words)

  
 Spanish-American War
In 1898 national attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began.
The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba.
Florida and the War for Cuban Independence, 1898
www.floridamemory.com /OnlineClassroom/PhotoAlbum/s-a_war.cfm   (180 words)

  
 The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War Home Page
This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it.
The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War Home Page
Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and the period.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898   (99 words)

  
 Spanish-American War
Bolstered by wide-spread sympathy for those who were seeking Cuban independence from Spain's colonial rule, the emotion-charged Maine tragedy forced the already strained Spanish-American relations to the breaking point, precipitating a short war rapidly decided by two naval engagements.
America emerged from the Spanish-American War as a major naval power.
In addition to Sampson and Dewey's crushing victories, naval operations included blockade of the Cuban coast, bombardment of Spanish fortifications at San Juan, Puerto Rico by battleship USS Iowa., armored cruiser USS New York and other ships, and gunfire support of Marine and Army landings in Cuba and Puerto Rico.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/stream/faq45-11.htm   (190 words)

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