Pushes forward amendment to funding for war o usa

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Pushes forward amendment to funding for waroUSA gives up any claim on any territory coming from this warexcept to restore a legit and functioning government in Cuba,US will leaveUSA declares war on Spain at end of April 1898°°“Remember the Maine”: US Motives and War Aimspublic opinion?Humanitarianism?Imperialism?Economic imperatives?A desire to prevent Cuban independence?McKinley and policymakers don’t read yellow pressoAbove thatoMake policy decisions based on other thingsoPublic understood war to be about freeing Cuba but inWhitehouse and congress this wouldn’t be very motivatingHumanitarianism?oMaybeoThen why when war is over, US suddenly in control ofPhilippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico?Imperialism?oPerhaps imperialism was at play all alongoFinally pushed McKinley into expanding US power overseasoConnections to global markets and powerSeward – commerce not conquestoMaybe now belief you had to have military action to achieveoverseas commerceEconomic imperatives?oSure maybeWhat about these insurgents in Cuba? Would war be foughtalongside them? Or was there a realization that insurgents were onverge of winning in Cuba and if US didn’t get involved they would befaced with truly independent Cuba that may or may not decide toalign with USA?More people volunteer than can be processed and enlisted – turnedaway recruits°°A “Splendid Little War”
°The Battle of Manila Bay – PhilippinesThe US war in Cuba and the Pacific Ocean
The peace treatyoUS control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines and GuamoNo Cuban or Philippine voice in negotiationsA balance sheetoPositives: a quick victory that reaffirms manhood and healssectional wounds?oNegatives: ominous questions for national identityVictory relatively quickUS does not link up with Cuban insurgentsReal US army effort bogged down from get gooMeat – US forces sickoNo adequate rain gearoGot to Cuba and sat and Cuban insurgents actually beat backSpanish forcesPhilippinesoCommodore DeweyoBattle of Manila BayOnly one death on US side – heat exhaustionoBrings back AguinaldoFight against Spanish forces in PhilippinesoManly mannerEarly division – early signs of troubles of what purpose of war hadbeenoPrevent Aguinaldo from capturing Manila – US captures itthemselvesOccupation of GuamoSpanish holdingoCaptain of Charleston – Henry GlassSales into harbor of GuamPeace treatyoWas this really a war for Cuban and Philippine independence?oWhat do we make of war?Vastly increased US global powerOnly 3,000 US deathsMass patriotismHigher manhoodBurying the hatchet from the Civil War ?oSeries of reunions between union and confederate veterangroupsoIdea that south had buried disdain of treasonoRetired sectional differences
Teddy Roosevelt and roughridersoUncle same now happyo(images)US deaths in war of 1898oCombat 345oDisease and sickness – 2,565Idea of slam-dunkoA lot of territory brought ino

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Term
Spring
Professor
VictoriaAllison
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History, Civil War, Reconstruction, Reconstruction era of the United States, Dawes Severalty Act, Little Big Horn

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