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HIST 2057

Imperialism 18901917IImperialismthe SpanishAmerican WarThe SpanishAmerican War 1898The Splendid Little War Secretary of State John Hay As reports circulated of widespread suffering caused by the Spanish policy of rounding up civilians and moving them into detention camps the Cuban struggle won growing support in the US Demands for intervention escalated after Feb 15 1898 when an explosion destroyed the American battleship Maine in Havana Harbor with the loss of nearly 270 livesThe purpose to declare war on Spain was to aid Cuban patriots in their struggle for liberty and freedom Congress adopted the Teller Amendment stating that the US had no intention of annexing or dominating the island The wars most decisive engagement in fact took place not in Cuba but at Manila Bay a strategic harbor in the Philippine Islands in the distant Pacific Ocean Here on May 1 the American navy under Admiral George Dewey defeated a Spanish fleet Only lasted four months and resulted in fewer than 400 American combat deaths Roosevelt CorollaryDoc 5D Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine 1904 Roosevelts actions in Panama reflected a principle that came to be called the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine This held that the US had the right to exercise an international police power in the Western Hemisphere a significant expansion of Monroes pledge to defend the hemisphere against European intervention I have always been fond of the West African proverb Speak softly and carry a big stick Theodore RooseveltImage 19 The Big Stick in the Caribbean SeaImage 20 Monroe Doctrine in the Dominican Republic 1906Most highly publicized land battle of the war took place in Cuba This was the charge up San Juan Hill outside Santiago by Theodore Roosevelts Rough Riders Roosevelt believed that a war would reinvigorate the nations unity and sense of manhood which had suffered he felt during the 1890s
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