American_Imperialism_1898-1914

American_Imperialism_1898-1914 - American Imperialism The...

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American Imperialism The Spanish American War and Defending the New Empire 1898-1914
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Learning Objectives Influence of the mass media in U.S. Relations with Spain and the effect of the destruction of USS Maine on public opinion Impact of Mahanian doctrine on naval strategy & thinking in prep and during war Reasons for U.S. Navy post-war expansion Effect of progressive era on Navy Threats and resultant actions taken by U.S. Concerning activities in Pacific/Caribbean
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Causes of the Spanish-American War Cuban revolution (1895-1898) - U.S. Economic interests threatened Yellow journalism - Spanish atrocities and lack of humanitarianism USS Maine - public outcry following loss of ship
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Fighting the War Geography: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam & Philippines - U.S. Strategic interests: Panama Canal & Hawaii US forces Atlantic: Sampson/Schley Asiatic squadron: Dewey
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Philippines: phase I Dewey descends on Manila Destruction of Spanish fleet (
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