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Spanish-American War and American Imperialism Outline Main Idea: * America emerged as a world power as a result of victory over ____________ in the Spanish-American War (1898). * Theodore Roosevelt s strong foreign policy drove America to a more active role in world affairs. 1. Causes of the Spanish-American War. A. American support of _____________ rebels to gain independence from _______________. B. Protection of American businesses in _____________. C. Sinking of the _______ _______________ in Havana Harbor. D. ________________ _____________________ - exaggerated news reporting that inflamed public opinion. 2. America was victorious in the Spanish-American War. A. Spanish forces were defeated in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. B. The war lasted from April to August of _________, resulting in only 400 American deaths. The U.S. Secretary of State called it a splendid little war. C. ___________________ ___________________, later a U.S. president, played a very visible role as leader of a group of volunteer soldiers known as the Rough Riders. 3. Results of the Spanish-American War. A. ________________ gained independence from _________________.

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