New Horizons in Two Hemispheres

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New Horizons in Two Hemispheres a. Results of the Spanish-American War i. Little casualties ii. Short war – 113 days iii. American prestige rose iv. Countries gave the U.S. more respect v. New military spirit in America vi. Closing of the gap between the North and South (some Confederates even fought and led troops) vii. Over-extended themselves (they couldn’t really defend the Philippines – as in WWII) b. New Military Spirit In America i. Most Americans didn’t start the war with imperialistic notions, but ended it with them ii. They also aspired for a larger navy iii. Secretary of War Elihu Root – established a general staff for the army and founded the War College in Washington IX. “Little Brown Brothers” in the Philippines a. Filipino Bitterness i. Thought that they would be granted their freedom after the war ii. Washington excluded them from the peace negotiations with Spain and made clear their intentions to stay in the Philippines indefinitely b. Rebellion i. February 4, 1899 – Emilio Aguinaldo led an
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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