Spanish-American War

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.

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Valeriano Weylers Reconcentration Policy?

This policy was designed to end the Revolt in Cuba and by 1898 a fourth of all Cubans were in Reconcentration camps.

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Did Yellow Journalism cause the Spanish-American War?

No

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How did Filipinos react at the end of the Spanish-American War?

They were upset they did not gain independence.

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What territories did the US gain control of after the Spanish-American War?

As a result of the Spanish-American war, the US acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands as territories. Cuba remained technically independent, but the United States imposed various restrictions on the new government, including prohibiting alliances with other countries, and reserved for itself the right of intervention. The US Navy retained its base at Guantanamo Bay despite the wishes of Cuba that they leave. The US continues to pay Cuba by check for its "lease" on Guantanamo, but none of the checks have ever been cashed. The Philippines remained a US Territory until after WW2 when they were granted Independence.

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The last battle of the Spanish American War?

The Battle of Asomante in Puerto Rico.

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Was the Philippine American war justified?

Possibly on the basis of aiding Cuba and ending the reconcentration camp deaths.

Answer:Assuming the question refers to the Spanish-American War of 1898, well, it is debatable. The nominal primary US goal was the freeing of Cuba from the Spanish Empire (for mainly selfish commercial interests); however, the manner in which the conflict erupted is generally considered to be the exemplary case of jingoism. That is, the Spanish Empire was weak and well on the road to collapse, and the US most likely could have accomplished its "goal" with some more time and diplomatic means.

On the other hand, the Spanish-American War was notably internationally for two major reasons: (1) it signaled the end of the Spanish Empire and the exit of Spain as any form a Great Power (2) it announced the rise of the US as a Great Power, and ushered in the period of US colonialism/imperialism.

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If, on the other hand, the question refers to the Philippine Insurrection of 1899-1902 (which is also sometimes known as the Philippine-US War), from a modern context, the answer would have to be NO, it was not justified. This war was pretty much a standard colonial oppression war, with the new colonial power (the US) preventing a newly-acquired colony from gaining its own independence. From a modern viewpoint, the war was excessively cruel and repressive, and the goal very morally questionable. Frankly, the more reasonable solution would have been to either allow the Philippines full independence (as Cuba was), or to bring them into the US as a formal territory with a path to statehood.

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What event caused the Spanish-American War?

A Cuban rebellion in search of Independence that was strongly supported by the media and the public as well as other events that caused the Spanish-American War:

1. de Lome Letter - de Lome was a Spanish ambassador in US. Sent letter back to Spain saying McKinley was weak and wouldn't fight. It was intercepted by and published in the New York Journal.

2. Battleship Maine - the sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in Havana harbor, with a loss of 260 men. Although Spanish complicity was not proved, U.S. public opinion was aroused by yellow journalism and people began demanding to go to war to get revenge. and Spain is stupid

1. the de Lome Letter

a. a letter critical of president McKinley written by the Spanish Ambassador

2. Explosion of the USS Maine

a. most likely caused by an accidental fire that set off ammunition

b. killed 250sailors

c. blamed in the Spanish anyways

3. Preparing in the philippies

a. last remaining Spanish colony

b. also rebelling against them

c. a great trade location

4. McKinley's war message

a. U.S. sent a list of demands

b. Spanish agreed to all of them except to free Cuba

its a lot short but same thing as the one above
Because the US supported the Cuban Independence movement and because of the sinking of the USS Maine.

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Who really bombed the USS Maine?

The cause of the explosion remains a mystery.

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When did the Spanish-American War begin and end?

The Spanish-American War was relatively short, beginning on April 25, 1898 and ending on August 12, 1898. However, the resulting conflict in the Philippines continued for years as the Philippine American War.

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How do you pronounce enrique dupuy de lome?

in-ree-kay doopwi du lom

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Battle locations of Spanish American War?

The Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.

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What territories did the US acquire after the Spanish American War?

Technically, Spain ceded only Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines to the US as part of the Treaty of Paris in 1898. Spain simply relinquished all claims on Cuba in the treaty, which the US then ruled under a US Miltary Government until Cuba became a republic in 1902.

*After disputes over what islands to be ceded, the US compensated Spain for the loss of the Philippines in the sum of 20 million US dollars.
The US acquired Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico as a result of the Spanish-American War. Spain forfeited sovereignty over Cuba, although Cuba was controlled by the United States for four years.
The Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico.

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Location of Spanish Naval defeat during the Spanish-American War?

Manila Bay was the site of Commodore George Dewey's victory over the Spanish Philippine Fleet.

The Spanish Caribbean Fleet was blockaded at Santiago de Cuba until the San Juan Heights had been taken. Because the fleet was then vulnerable to attack by land forces, Admiral Pascual Cervera elected to make a run for the open sea on 3 July 1898. In the first hour of combat, five of the six Spanish ships were out of action and sunk or grounded. Only the Cristobol Colon had a chance at escape and it was finally run aground.

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What two countries fought against each other in the Spanish-American War?

Spain and the US.
Spain and the US.

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What was the main reason people in the US were angry with Spain?

If you tell me what year, i may be able to answer it.

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Which of the following countries was NOT a scene of the battle during the Spanish-American War?

the war in afghanistan

The defeat of the Spanish Pacific Fleet by Admiral Dewey at Manilla Bay, Philippines. The defeat of the Spanish Atlantic Fleet at Santiago Bay, Cuba, and the American land victory at San Juan Hill on Cuba. It really wasn't much of a war. It prefaced a far larger war which lasted far longer than the Spanish-American War, and that was the Philippine-American War which was not covered in textbooks in many schools, because America is ashamed that it occurred. Although Cuba gained their independence, Philippines should have as well during that war---after all they already had their own Filipino President and Constitution. Americans decided to fight the Filipinos for rule over the Philippines, and this war is sadly addressed only at the end of the Spanish American War.

The US wasn't.

Spain wasm't.

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What happened to Guam during Spanish-American War?

It was a bloodless victory for the US Navy and they became a US Territory.

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Which of the following countries was not a scene of the battle during the spanish war?

The defeat of the Spanish Pacific Fleet by Admiral Dewey at Manilla Bay, Philippines. The defeat of the Spanish Atlantic Fleet at Santiago Bay, Cuba, and the American land victory at San Juan Hill on Cuba. It really wasn't much of a war. It prefaced a far larger war which lasted far longer than the Spanish-American War, and that was the Philippine-American War which was not covered in textbooks in many schools, because America is ashamed that it occurred. Although Cuba gained their independence, Philippines should have as well during that war---after all they already had their own Filipino President and Constitution. Americans decided to fight the Filipinos for rule over the Philippines, and this war is sadly addressed only at the end of the Spanish American War.

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What territory did the US gain from the Spanish-American War?

A+ Hawaii

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What role did George Dewey play in the first American victory in the Spanish-American War?

Dewey commanded a U.S. fleet that destroyed the Spanish fleet in the Philippines.

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What territories did the US gain from the spanish American war?

As a result of the Spanish-American war, the US acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands as territories. Cuba remained technically independent, but the United States imposed various restrictions on the new government, including prohibiting alliances with other countries, and reserved for itself the right of intervention. The US Navy retained its base at Guantanamo Bay despite the wishes of Cuba that they leave. The US continues to pay Cuba by check for its "lease" on Guantanamo, but none of the checks have ever been cashed.

The Philippines remained a US Territory until after WW2 when they were granted Independence/

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What is the significance of San Juan Hill?

beans and cornbread

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Spanish claims to the Americas?

Date to 1492.

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Why did the author most likely include information about the Spanish American War in the reading?

It was most likely included to emphasize a dangerous situation.

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What country had control of Cuba and the Philippines before the US?

Both were Spanish Colonies.

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