Unformatted text preview: B. Sinking of U.S.S. Maine. C. Weakness of McKinley in resisting political pressure for war, in light of the fear that a more cautious policy would result in a Democratic victory in the fall congressional elections. D. Public pressure, desire for war. IV. Results of the War A. Acquisition of new territories 1. Guan 2. Puerto Rico 3. Philippines 4. Additional Islands 5. Hawaii annexed (due to strategic position) 6. American Samoa (due to strategic position) B. Reform of army supply system, due to "tainted beef" and other food problems, which led to soldiers' deaths. C. Identification of the cause of tropical diseases like malaria, leading to improved health. This ultimately made possible the building of the Panama Canal. D. U.S. isolation ended. E. Led to U.S. emergence as a World Power. V. Conclusion...
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- Civil War, Guan Puerto Rico, fall congressional elections, D. U.S. isolation, Additional Islands Hawaii