It occurred on May 1, 1898 (Battle of Manila Bay). President McKinley informs Admiral George Dewey that during the war, he could not let Spanish soldiers leaves the Asiatic Coast and attack the Philippines. George Dewey leave Hong Kong with his six barge trains and traveled to the Philippines. Dewey and his navy beat seven Spanish ships, killed almost four hundred people, and took 250 prisoners without a victim. Another battle took place in Santiago Bay on July 3, 1898.
At the initial conference Eugenio Montero Rios bestowed protested against the permission of the Spanish attacks . The treaty guaranteed Cuba’s independence and forced Spain to surrender control of Puerto Rico, Philippine’s and Guam. After the United states bought the Philippines, the Filipinos who was led by Emilio Aguinaldo rebelled against the Americans because they felt like they were being sustained . Subsequently after, all this win for the United States helped start businesses in Cuba and other places. America enriched Cuba’s education systems and their country as a whole.
Cuba’s location in the Pacific was glowing with opportunities for not only business, but also strategic military. The final of the five was the unexpected eradication of the USS Maine, an American battleship, blamed on the Spanish. This medley of conflict erupted into war with the Spanish, speculated to have ended with five core results: the gain of Puerto Rico, Guam, and purchase of the Philippines; the evental annexation of the Philippines; the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands; the assembly of the Panama Canal; and the rise to a world-power status. This was undoubtedly, one of the most impactful wars America has fought.
The Spanish American war involved both the Spanish and the Americans. It started by America wanting to buy Cuba from Spain. The Spanish responded harshly to this claim. While American interest in Cuba grew, Cubans tried and tried again to become independent from Spain. Some Americans were happy about the sudden rebuttal and others wanted the United States to support Spain in order to keep their investments.
Therefore when Cuba asked for help in war, President Grover Cleveland declined. Finally, William McKinley decided to go to war when he became President, and the battles begun. The Spanish-American war had many factors that caused it such as the rebellion in Cuba and Yellow Journalism, and it had many effects after the battles in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The rebellion in Cuba eventually led to the Spanish-American War and had many effects afterwards. Christopher Columbus sailed into Cuba in 1492.
Spain used to be a force to reckon with, for sake of well being.But Spanish officials were often corrupt and committing acts of injustice,so neighboring countries chose to band up against Spain. After a warship has exploded, there was large controversy on who had done it, And the governments found it a good story to lie about and start a war, but really it was the product of a ship malfunction. American people wanted war, as did others, but Mckinley did not. However, he came through, and they went to war. One of the top ten presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, was a hero of Cuba.
Along with other upset people and Indian elites that hated British taxes, this revolt became the Sepoy Rebellion. Britain put this down through a violent response that killed thousands of rebels and destroyed countless homes. One year later in 1858, Britain had quelled this rebellion and regained solid control over India. 8. Spanish-American War (553-554) The Spanish-American War occurred in the midst of discontent among Cubans and Puerto Rico, upset with America’s increased economic influence.
Darius I, then commander of the Persian forces, arranged for messengers to circulate the Greek city-states demanding land and seas. In fear, most complied excluding Athens. In Sparta, they retorted in true Spartan style ; blasphemously exiling the messengers down a well to their deaths. This signaled a cry— rather cheer of war from the Spartans to the Persians. Darius I shifted his forces to the bay at Marathon.
Orwell’s personal experiences fighting against Franco in the Spanish Civil War planted the seeds for his anti-Fascist/Totalitarian political view. Orwell fought against Franco’s regime under a non-stalin left wing militia called the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification(1984). He originally planned to fight exclusively against Fascism, but pro-stalin forces branded his party as traitors (1984). This led to the state charging Orwell with treason which prompted him to flee the country along with his wife.This conviction also revealed to him his true enemy, not Fascism or Communism, but Totalitarianism(Newsinger). Many readers of the novel fail to realize this and simply understand it as a warning against Fascism.
In the late 1800’s Imperialism had begun because the Europeans were greedy for power. They would conquer other small weak nations for many reasons such as a source of raw material, gaining more territory, and gaining control of people and using them as cheap laborers. Spain once was a great nation governing over the Philippines, Guam, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. During this time, the Philippines and Cuba were the only ones fighting for freedom and independence out of the four countries under the control of Spain. Later on, Rumors had spread to the US that the Spanish were being cruel to the Cubans and the Philippines.
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the US, was the first Roman Catholic president. John Kennedy’s early life was filled with various diseases, including scarlet fever. John Kennedy’s life in politics began in 1946, when he ran for a spot in the House of Representatives. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Oswald, in Dallas, Texas was a shock to many people. Kennedy’s dad had high expectations for him, as a result, Kennedy was a better president.
I returned a national war hero and with that title helping me, I was able to win the election for New York governor. As governor, I led a strong approach advocating against corruption of machine politics. This clashed with political bosses at the time period who sought to get rid of me. They reasoned that the best way to get rid of me was to promote me to Vice President, a weak political position at the time with little duties. So in 1900, I ran on the McKinley-Roosevelt ticket as a Republican.
In addition, this request caused the Americans to enter into an unofficial war with France known as the Quasi War. In this war, the Americans laid an embargo on all trade and allowed naval vessels to attack armed French ships that were capturing American vessels. This sudden need for ships caused many people to see the importance in the Federalist cause of having a strong central government with the power of raising an army (McCullough 241). Furthermore, this war jumpstarted the plans for building a navy, as congress authorized $1.4 million for the building of naval warships to protect the Americans (Wood 245). After roughly 2 years of fighting, both sides signed a treaty, the Treaty of Mortefontaine, ending the war and the Franco-American alliance.
Cuba actually traded more with the United States than with Spain. On May 1st, 1898, Commodore George Dewey destroyed the entire Spanish fleet at Manilla Bay with no American casualties. Then Commodore Winfield Schley blockaded the harbor. The Spanish Caribbean fleet which was lead by Admiral Pascual Cervera was located by United States intelligence at the Santiago harbor in Cuba. An army of troops and volunteers that was lead by General William Shafer, which included Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders cavalry, docked at Santiago and slowly made their way to the city trying to force Cervera’s troops out of the city and out of the harbor.
Pressured into war the president sends the Maine to harbor, but it suddenly exploded. Congress approves force to stop the violence, but Spain declares war. In the end though, the U.S. won. The results led to the Treaty of Paris (1898), the Insular Cases of 1901, and acts/amendments on Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Cuba: Teller Amendment (gives independence to Cuba) and the Platt Amendment (Cuba is a protectorate if they don’t have agreements with foreign countries without U.S. approval).