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Unformatted text preview: o What did Cuba want to change? Inequality in race and economics o Elites are tied to foreign business interests (US is a key investor) Mono-dependent agriculture economy (dependent on one crop-Independence movement broad-based o Goals: Agrarian reform & national sovereignty Cuban Independence 1895-Fighting breaks out again in 1895-U.S. supportive initially – would like Spain to lose o Protection of economic interests o US had $50 million invested in Cuba-U.S. becomes concerned about the outcome o Wants alliances with other powers o Wants friendly neighbors o Economic change (we like the sugar trade) The US sends in the Rough Riders US Intervenes in Cuba justifications-USS Maine stationed and is blown up, US blames Spain-Spreads civilization and democracy (do the Cuban people have the education/experience to govern?)-Human rights concern 1895 Cuban Revolution...
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- Spring '11
- Spanish-American War, US-Latin American relations, future isthmus canal