Chapter 17 Becoming a World Power. Section 2 The Spanish-American War. The Coming of War. Cuba, a Spanish colony, provided wealth for Spain with sugarcane plantations. 1868 – Cuban rebels declared independence and began a guerilla attack against Spanish authorities.
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The Spanish-American War
Sent tens of thousands of Cubans to their deaths in reconcentration camps.
This led to Americans to call for intervention.Calling Out for War
The NY Journal printed the letter.Calling Out for War
Sent 20,000 troops, and along the way, seized Guam.U.S. Takes the Philippines
Aguinaldo quickly launched a new guerrilla war.
This led the way for America to seize the Philippines.U.S. Takes the Philippines
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New American Diplomacy