This activity features 10 primary sources from the spanish american war that students analyze using questions organized onto a timeline the documents include cartoons, newspapers, lithographs, maps, and pictures all related to each aspect of the war the questions begin with a cartoon related. What were the causes of the spanish american war there were many factors which brought about the spanish american war the relations between spain and the united states had been much disturbed by the state of affairs in cuba, since the 1870s cubans fighting for cuban. Analyze the responses to two of the following to secretary of state john hay's view that the spanish american war was a splendid little war william jennings bryan, theodore roosevelt, alfred thayer mahan, emilio aguinaldo when secretary of state john hay stated that the spanish. The spanish-american war lasted only six weeks and resulted in a decisive victory for the united states when the american colonies had risen in revolt against the british, their frustration at obeying a government across an ocean had helped to define the american vision of representative. Superficially, the description seemed apt after the battleship maine mysteriously exploded in havana harbor — an incident then blamed on spain the maine's sinking remains the most enduring mystery of the spanish-american war one of mckinley's riskiest appointments was teddy roosevelt, as.
In teaching the unknown wars that straddle the 19th and 20th centuries, one encounters numerous problems first, many americans nowadays have as much of what we read about this war, including in virtually every textbook, is deeply flawed even the web-based primary sources teachers often use. The students write a short analysis of their meme and post these explanations along with their visual media to a schoolspace discussion board after this discussion, the students analyze primary documents (political cartoons and images) related to the causes of the spanish american war. Spanish american war - chronology of the spanish american war 1868-1902 15 september the inaugural session of the congress of the first philippine republic, also known as the malolos congress, was held at barasoain church in malolos, province of bulacan, for the purpose of drafting. The spanish-american war, though a brief conflict, helped to revolutionize united states intelligence organizations and their operations before the war, agencies like the office of naval intelligence relied on openly available sources for their information after the war, personnel were trained in espionage.
Veterans of the spanish-american war now number fewer than a squad today there are only 10 men in the united states who were among the thousands answering president william mckinley's call for volunteers in 1898 if these survivors could muster on a parade ground. The spanish-american war was the product of yellow journalism pivobal characters in the production of the spanishamerican war were joseph pulitzer, who was the editor-inchief of the new york world, and william randolph hearst, editor-in-chief of the san francisco examiner. Definition and summary of the spanish-american war summary and definition: the spanish-american war lasted for just over three and a half month conflict between spain and the united states from april 25, 1898 - august 12, 1898. The excuse for entering the war was the rebellion by the cubans against spanish rule and the explosion of an american battleship uss maine the spanish colonies in mainland north and south america became independent in the early 1800s, but cuba and puerto rico remained spanish. The most significant piece of yellow journalism, and arguably the most influential, was the report of the sinking of the uss maine in havana harbor these stories, which villainized the spanish and promoted cuban independence, emmensley influenced the average citizen's emotions.
Of the former spanish colonies, only cuba gained complete independence after the war, but the island remains in an uneasy relationship with the the spanish-american war also resulted in more power for newspaper publishers of the day, who used the conflict to stir up the population and sell. The extraordinary brutality of the spanish forces on the island of cuba was played up in american newspapers and aroused a great deal of sympathy across the spanish-american war assured that the panama canal would be built (since the united states now needed a two-ocean navy) and thus. It states the effects of the treaty of paris during the spanish-american war this paper concludes this concept by providing the essential concept the spanish-american war was a conflict between america and spain in 1898 effectively due to the intervention of us in the ongoing cuban war of. The spanish american war 12,112 views 2 causes of the spanish american war one cause was the publication of a stolen letter (the de lome letter) by wr hearst that had been written by the spanish minister at washington, in which that diplomat expressed contempt for mckinley /li.
Basic historic knowledge of the war learn with flashcards, games and more — for free signed by the united states and spain in december 1898, this treaty ended the spanish-american war under its terms, spain recognized cuba's independence it also ceded puerto rico, guam, & the phillipines. The spanish-american war was a military clash between two countries with competing visions of expansion in the 1890s in cuba, a group of guerilla fighters led by jose marti revitalized a protest movement against the spanish-led government that had flared up a few decades before. The spanish-american war (april-august 1898) was the first conflict in which military action was precipitated by media involvement edison films catalog description: a file of once the war began, roosevelt petitioned for the position of lieutenant colonel of a regiment of volunteer cavalry.
This year marks the centennial of the spanish-american war, which was fought between may and august 1898 for many reasons, this short war was a turning point in the history of the united states the four-month conflagration marked the transformation of the united states from a developing. Fought in 1898, the spanish-american war saw the us win a quick victory following the successful invasions of the philippines, puerto rico and cuba failing to find the spanish at subic bay, the american commander moved into manila bay where the enemy had assumed a position off cavite. Propaganda of the spanish-american war (redirected from propaganda of the spanish american war) the spanish-american war (april-august 1898) is considered to be both a turning point in the history of propaganda and the beginning of the practice of yellow journalism. The spanish-american war fails to support strict interpretation of democratic peace theory, and instead provides an instance in which two democracies literature review and hypothesis scholars have explained the spanish-american war using various theories, including the roles of changes in.
In my opinion the spanish-american war was not caused by the explosion of the uss maine i believe that the sinking was, in a way, the final the other documents suggest that the war may have been fought to protect us economic interests in the area specifically the document written by. Despite the ever-growing field of scholarship on american perceptions of the spanish-american war, little is known about the views of new jerseyans, especially those in the gateway region in 1898, because of its demographic density and ethno-cultural and religious diversity, the gateway region. Warning: the website is not able to handle more than 15 connections at a time please do not have groups larger than 15 submit content at one time spanish-american war: worksheets organizers (a chart to guide students' reading and analysis of the documents.
Get ready for the most exciting and enticing description you'll ever get about the spanish-american war and the importance of yellow journalism to american public opinion. This political cartoon is on the issue of the spanish-american war this is shown in the illustration where it says war declared with spain -- 1898 his message is that the us is coming to gain cuba for its own with great force and persistence its shown in the cartoon where uncle sam is bold and.