Flashcards in Chapter 14 Section 2 Deck (39):
How did the United States and Cuba become closely linked economically?
Sugar-Cane, Mines and Railroads
Who led February 1895 rebellion in Cuba?
What caused most Americans to side with the Cuban rebels against Spain?
the yellow-journalism taking place in newspapers
Why did President McKinley finally send out the U.S.S. Maine when it exploded in 1898?
in case the Americans in Cuba had to be evacuated
Where was the U.S.S Maine when it exploded in 1898?
The Havana Harbor
How did Americans regard Spain at the time of the U.S.S. Maine explosion
they thought Spain was responsible for the explosion
Who defeated the Spanish in the Pihlippines?
Commodore Dewey and the American Navy
What effect did tropical diseases have on Spanish forces in Cuba?
it weakened their soldiers and forces
Where did both sides know the war ultimately would be fought?
Why was defeating the Spanish fleet important to the United States?
it was well protected and occupied Santiago Habor, drive them into American Fleet
How did the number of Americans who died in training camps compare to those killed in battle in Cuba?
hundreds die, a lot more than in war
Who were the Rough Riders?
flamboyant mix of cowboys miners and law officers led by Theodore Roosevelt
Who were the commanders of the Rough Riders?
Leonard Wood, Theodore Roosevelt
What was the main economic argument for annexing the Philippines?
it would provide the US with another naval base
What did the Foraker Act mean for Puerto Rico.
it established a civil government for Puerto Rico
Where did William Howard Taft improve education, transportation, and health care?
Cuban rebels declared independence and launched a guerilla war against what authorities?
Who was an exiled leader that launched a rebellion in February of 1895?
What was established after Marti died in September 1895
Republic of Cuba
What Newspapers wrote sensational stories and what were the names of the publishers?
The World-Joseph Pulitzer, The Journal-Randolph Hearst
What president declared the the US would have to intervene if things in Cuba did not get better?
After the US threat, Spain removed who from power in Cuba?
Where was the U.S.S. Maine when it exploded?
On April 19, Congress declared Cuba ___________, and demanded that Spain withdraw from the island
In response to US threats what did Spain do?
Declare war on USA
Who ordered the attack on the Spanish Fleet in the Phillipines?
Commodore George Dewey
Dewey then contacted who ( a filipino revolutionary)
What is the capital of the Philipines?
Americans planned to drive the Spanish fleet out of where?
The Rough Riders attacked what hill?
San Juan (Kettle Hill)
Who led the Rough Riders?
President mcKinley's decision was to what the Phillipines?
ON December 10, 1898 the U.S. and Spain signed what?
Treaty of Paris
McKinley added what to the US Constitution
The Platt Amendment
Cuba became an American ____________
What established a Civil Government in Puerto Rico?
How long did the Phillipine-American war last?
more than three years
Who was the first U.S. civilian that was governor of the Phillipines?
William Howard Taft