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SS - Unit 6

The Spanish American War

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A large island nation that was a colony of Spain until it was freed in the Spanish-American War
The rules or guidelines a country has and follows in its dealings with other countries
What 3 territories did America gain control of in the Spanish-American War?
When a stronger nation holds or expands control or dominating influence over weaker foreign lands, but without settling population in those lands
A canal constructed in the early 1900's by the U.S. across Panama that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Statements made by President Roosevelt that claimed the U.S. had a right, under certain circumstances, to step in and solve disputes affecting countries in the Americas.
A battleship sent by the U.S. to Cuba to protect American citizens during the rebellion. It was blown up in the Havana Harbor and led to the U.S. declaring war.
A term for the exaggerated style of news reporting in the newspapers.
What were the CAUSES/REASONS for the S.A.W.? 1. America's desire to help Cuba gain independence. 2. Protecting American business interests (SUGAR) 3. SINKING OF THE USS MAINE 4. YELLOW JOURNALISM that exaggerated and inflamed the public opinion against Spain.
What were the EFFECTS/RESULTS of the S.A.W.? 1. U.S. became recognized as a World Power. 2. Cuba became independent of Spain. 3. U.S. gained: THE PHILIPPINES, GUAM, AND PUERTO RICO.
How long did the Spanish-American War last? From APRIL to AUGUST 1898.
President Theodore Roosevelt's style of dealing with foreign countries that he thought were not acting fairly toward the U.S.