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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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Neville Panthaki

L06 Japan - rendering of the port of Nagasaki - opened fire at ports when Japan said no - 1900 - Japan open to American trade Hawaii - midpoint between pacific coast & Japan Spanish-American War - started as a civil conflict in Cuba (against Spanish rule) - Monroe Doctrine - imperialists have no means in AmericaCaribbean - direct American aggression -- Maine controversy media campaign - New York Journal (led by Hearst), The World (Pulitzer) advocate American entrance into the war [You furnish the pictures, Ill finish the war] - use media to sway congresspublic to put pressure on government to fund for war - 8 pages a day for a month Congress: Remember the Maine, to hell with Spain - public opinion is necessary for action to be approved - media = monopoly of government - US tells Spanish to cease fire (in Cuba) - sends ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba - pretext for US to declare war - US invades (4 months = 460 deaths) - Theodore Roosevelt (led a group of American volunteers - Rough Riders) [governor of NY] did NOT annex Cuba (wanted compensation, $400 million) - declared Cuba independent of Spain but under friendly govern of United States - took Puerto Ri
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