The Spanish American war was a product of Frederick Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis and the urbanization of America. In 1895, a rebellion broke out in Cuba, as Cuban patriots wanted independences from Spain. Through the yellow journalism, reports of Spain’s cruel military tactics lead to a public uproar in the U.S. However, most of these stories were exaggerated as a form to promote war. After an American battleship, the USS Maine, was destroyed, America was “forced” to start war and stop Spanish occupation. The war lasted from April 1898 till August 1898; through this war we took control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the islands of the Philippines. The end result of this war comes to show that the reasoning behind the war has more to do with
The Spanish, who owned Florida, made a mistake by entering the French and Indian War very late under the
The main reason for the battle to begin was that the British were putting
Hearst and Pulitzer manipulated public opinion in order to have the American people intervene. The U.S.S. Maine was located in the Havana harbor two hundred and sixty sailors died due to the explosion. This gave the American government exactly what they needed in order to go into cube. They came up with the slogan “Remember the Maine to Hell with Spain.”
In order to achieve this, the crew established a settlement of their own, St. Augustine, in order to gain a foothold in Florida against the French forces that were competing to occupy it as well (“Pedro Menéndez De Avilés.”). The crew’s conflict with the French ended less than a month later with a decisive, brutal victory in Menéndez de Avilés’ favor, but St. Augustine would continue to flourish as the years went on. The settlement would provide Spain the type of stronghold they would need to maintain control over the region of Florida for years to come, which was
The U.S. was justified in going to war with Spain. In 1898, the USS Maine exploded, killing more than half the crew. Most of Americans believed it was Spain’ fault. After this happened, people wanted revenge. “Subsequent diplomatic failures to resolve the Maine matter, coupled with United States indignation over Spain’s brutal suppression of the Cuban rebellion and continued losses to American investment, led to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April 1898” (History 1). They were justified in doing this because many people were killed, it caused problems not just with them, but with families and it affected the country. “…killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard” (History 1). This took away opportunity for 260
Britain has fought in multiple wars across the world during this time period. They have taken prisoners and made them join their ranks adding these prisoners to their already massive army made them unstoppable. Britain was a powerhouse and no one has ever been successful from breaking from them before. The odds were completely against the colonialists. Their size, skill, and experience out weighed the Continental army by a landslide.
The Spaniards made a big impact in the Americas. They killed many Incas,Tainos, and Aztecs. These populations lost many including their emperors. On the Spaniard 's side they had power by killing Atahualpa and Montezuma they could create colonies and take riched back to their country. The Spaniards weren 't the only ones to look for riches in the New World. Portugal conquered big parts of Central and South
Even when they were outnumbered by four thousand men and a better equipped army. In the movie General Zaragoza was played by one of the best actor in Mexico named Kuno Becker, who was very honored to play the role of such a famous figure and did it with
It was difficult to get the supplies due to the snow storms. They had an ingenious idea; they would attack the British when they least expected it. Christmas night. They paddled across the river to Where the British were staying. They knew all the British would be drunk and they were right.
British controlled ports, canada and some of New York, now they wanted to get control of New England by controlling the ports on the Hudson River. But there was something in their way which is the battle of Saratoga, the battle was fought for 18 days, the first one took place on Freeman's farm, where they were surrounded by Americans and waited for British reinforcement, but there wasn’t any
In 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas was established in order to evenly divide unclaimed lands between Portugal and Spain. This led to the Line of Demarcation, in which the non-European world was divided into two zones. Portugal had rights to the eastern hemisphere, and Spain had rights to the western hemisphere. This allowed Spain to colonize areas in the New World. Even though they had this opportunity, they were not able to colonize specific areas in North America due to competition with other European countries. Spain fought with countries such as France, England, and the Dutch for control over lands in the New World, because they were all seeking wealth and power. They had even faced the threat of foreign attacks from England. Because of
The Battle of Midway is often regarded as the turning point of the war in the Pacific theater, where 5-minutes (starting at 10:25 am) “miracle” changed the course of the battle and consequently its victor. Authors and historians who have written on the battle and the U.S.’s victory have regarded it as an act of luck, even veterans of the battle who remembered it several decades afterthought of their impossible win as a result of divine intervention. Symonds argues against this commonly held belief, arguing instead that it wasn’t because of luck or divine intervention but more so because of the mistakes and quick decision making of men like fleet admiral Chester Nimitz and Lieutenant Commander Joseph Rochefort and those under their command that
1.) The Spanish Armada was a fleet of 130 Spanish ships with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England and undermine Protestant resistance. The Spanish Armada was significant because it was the largest fleet ever assembled and for the English the defeat of the Armada made it a celebrate victory that made Sir Francis Drake even more of a hero. 2.) The Huguenots were French Protestants inspired by the writings of John Calvin, who endorsed the reformed tradition of Protestantism. The Huguenots were significant because they essentially led to the French Wars of Religion that ruined French voyages of exploration, discovery, and the establishment of overseas colonies.
The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the war, when the battle was over the Americans had lossless men than the British and most of the soldiers that were still alive were captured. This battle helped stop the British from advancing and made their general