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Unformatted text preview: 9/1/2010 1 An abyss of blood and An abyss of blood and darkness: World War I darkness: World War I At $7.2 million, Alaska was the best bargain since the 1802 LA Purchase, and a vindication for Secretary Seward Cuba becomes an international flashpointand a watershed moment for the United States U.S.S. U.S.S. Maine Maine : : Before Before U.S.S. U.S.S. Maine Maine : After : After The The Maine Maine explosion explosionsabotage or sabotage or accident accidentgalvanized American galvanized American sentiment against Spain sentiment against Spain 9/1/2010 2 Remember the Maine and to hell with Spain! That battle cry, plus long-standing tensions, launched the Spanish- American War TRs Rough Riders Admiral Go. Dewey Dewey managed to secure Hawaii and the Philippines for US interests New to the international game on offense, the United States fared well in the Spanish- American War via Treaty of Paris (1899) Spain leaves Cuba, Puerto Rico US retains Manila and effective power base in...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course AMH 2020 taught by Professor minor during the Fall '11 term at Santa Fe College.
- Fall '11
- World War I