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Unformatted text preview: o 1895 new fight for liberation, but US gets involved before it can be finished American involvement 4. Yellow Journalism o Randolph Hearst and Pulitzer wrote sensational stories about atrocities of Spain o Converts liberation struggle into a moral issue 5. Jingoes o Pro war supporters o Teddy Roosevelt combined the Manifest Destiny with Social Darwinism - war shows superiority o To pacify anti imperialists (goo goos) Congress adds Teller Amendment that states there will be no interest to force US sovereignty or to annex Cuba 6. US impetus o Us had strategic and economic interests in Cuba so they send USS Maine, which blows up o Restrain is now replaced with a call for Spain's withdrawal 7. Effects o Spain gives up Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam o US pays 20 million for the Philippines...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HIST 149 taught by Professor Duncan during the Winter '07 term at UC Irvine.
- Winter '07