Give them something Loosen up None of this work Spanish Ambassador to the US De

Give them something loosen up none of this work

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Give them something? Loosen up?
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None of this work Spanish Ambassador to the US, De Lome writes a letter to the Spanish Foreign minister Had an assessment that McKinley is weak Besides being a would-be politician He tries to leave on good terms and is a flip-flopper This is intercepted by Cuban Rebels They give it to the Hertz newspaper and it is published in the New York Journal The American people go ape-shit USS Maine blows up People think it’s the Spanish  War! There are humanitarian interests And concrete national interests  And the continuation of the situation in Cuba is a constant menace to the United States Congress agrees for war Amendment to declaration of war Teller Amendment It says, we are not trying to annex Cuba and we are not allowed to annex Cuba  First battle is in the Pacific Commodore George Dewey Is told to take Philippines  McKinley wants to neutralize the navy so the Spanish navy can not attack the west  coast Destroys them mid-august Manila was under our control Teddy Roosevelt charges into Cuba  Peace Treaty (Treaty of Paris) The treaty gives us Puerto Rico, Philippines, and Guam
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Hawaii gets caught up in the mix 5,000 Americans die in the war most die because of poor sanitary conditions from disease in Cuba  American Anti-Imperialist League June 1898 Formed to oppose the annexation of the Philippines Afraid the temporary control would go on to the future Grover Cleveland joins Mark Twain and other famous people They don’t want it because Need a bigger military for it Goes against American ideals Imperialism is hostile to liberty and a path towards militarism We are just as bad as them How does this change us? Filipinos-American War 1899-1902 4,000 Americans dead 200,000 Filipinos dead Used tactics that the Europeans used We set up reconcentration camps We used censorship Torture It was a guerilla war The USA did allow local autonomy
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Limited vote 1946 is the full independence   1901 Congress passed Platt Amendment establishes terms US military occupation of Cuba and when it needs to leave whenever Cuba independence is threatened we can intervene to protect it establishes a military base in Cuba GITMO Cuba is not allowed to partake in independent treaties from foreign nations Can not accept loans from other nations either But still can borrow from the US 1903 Cubans signed a treaty with us that had Cuba agree to the treaty over the next decade+ we use this 1906, 1912, 1917 we send in troops They do an interview with McKinley If the USA doesn’t take them,  France, UK, or Germany will take them Its divinely needed To civilize them Hoganson said there was a crisis of American manhood
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