American Imperialism. Objectives. Content: Analyze evidence on the Maine explosion and determine which newspaper is more believable. Language: Explain the 4 causes of the Spanish American War. Causes of the Spanish American War.
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Content: Analyze evidence on the Maine explosion and determine which newspaper is more believable.
Language: Explain the 4 causes of the Spanish American War.
Protection of American business interests in Cuba (mostly sugar cane)
America wanted to help Cuban rebels gain independence from Spain
The sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba
April 25, 1898 – December 10,1898
The United States declared war on Spain after the sinking of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
Newspapers resorted to headlines that exaggerated and sensationalized events in order to sell more papers.
This increased public support for the war
Content: Predict why the United States acquired Alaska and Hawaii.
Learning: List the three elements of the Roosevelt Collorary.
U.S. attacked Manila Harbor in Philippines.
U.S. offered a peace treaty to Spain granting independence to Cuba, giving the U.S. a port in Philippines, and annexing Puerto Rico – REFUSED
Battles fought in Cuba until July – Peace settlement reached in August relating to Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
Spanish American struggle over the Philippines continued until December when the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the war.
The Western Hemisphere was no longer open for colonization
The political system of the Americas was different from Europe
The United States would regard any interference in Western hemispheric affairs as a threat to its security
The United States would refrain from participation in European wars and would not disturb existing colonies in the Western Hemisphere
Teddy Roosevelt’s most famous quote:
“Speak softly and carry a big stick”
Claimed the United States’ right to exercise international police power
Advocated “Big Stick” diplomacy
Content: Apply Big Stick Diplomacy to the Panama Canal.
Language: Explain the importance of building the Panama Canal.
Panama Canal was completed August 15th, 1914
Cut 7,000 miles off the Sea voyage from New York City to San Francisco
United States could now quickly navigate between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.