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1

How did the United States and Cuba become closely linked economically?

Sugar-Cane, Mines and Railroads

2

Who led February 1895 rebellion in Cuba?

Jose Marti

3

What caused most Americans to side with the Cuban rebels against Spain?

the yellow-journalism taking place in newspapers

4

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

5

Where was the U.S.S Maine when it exploded in 1898?

The Havana Harbor

6

How did Americans regard Spain at the time of the U.S.S. Maine explosion

they thought Spain was responsible for the explosion

7

Who defeated the Spanish in the Pihlippines?

Commodore Dewey and the American Navy

8

What effect did tropical diseases have on Spanish forces in Cuba?

it weakened their soldiers and forces

9

Where did both sides know the war ultimately would be fought?

Cuba

10

Why was defeating the Spanish fleet important to the United States?

it was well protected and occupied Santiago Habor, drive them into American Fleet

11

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

12

Who were the Rough Riders?

flamboyant mix of cowboys miners and law officers led by Theodore Roosevelt

13

Who were the commanders of the Rough Riders?

Leonard Wood, Theodore Roosevelt

14

What was the main economic argument for annexing the Philippines?

it would provide the US with another naval base

15

What did the Foraker Act mean for Puerto Rico.

it established a civil government for Puerto Rico

16

Where did William Howard Taft improve education, transportation, and health care?

Phillipines

17

Cuban rebels declared independence and launched a guerilla war against what authorities?

Spanish

18

Who was an exiled leader that launched a rebellion in February of 1895?

Jose Marti

19

What was established after Marti died in September 1895

Republic of Cuba

20

What Newspapers wrote sensational stories and what were the names of the publishers?

The World-Joseph Pulitzer, The Journal-Randolph Hearst

21

What president declared the the US would have to intervene if things in Cuba did not get better?

McKinely

22

After the US threat, Spain removed who from power in Cuba?

Valeriano Weyler

23

Where was the U.S.S. Maine when it exploded?

havana Harbor

24

On April 19, Congress declared Cuba ___________, and demanded that Spain withdraw from the island

Independent

25

In response to US threats what did Spain do?

Declare war on USA

26

Who ordered the attack on the Spanish Fleet in the Phillipines?

Commodore George Dewey

27

Dewey then contacted who ( a filipino revolutionary)

Emilio Aguinaldo

28

What is the capital of the Philipines?

Manilla

29

Americans planned to drive the Spanish fleet out of where?

Santiago Harbor

30

The Rough Riders attacked what hill?

San Juan (Kettle Hill)

31

Who led the Rough Riders?

Theodore Roosevelt

32

President mcKinley's decision was to what the Phillipines?

Annex them

33

ON December 10, 1898 the U.S. and Spain signed what?

Treaty of Paris

34

McKinley added what to the US Constitution

The Platt Amendment

35

Cuba became an American ____________

Protectorate

36

What established a Civil Government in Puerto Rico?

Foraker Act

37

How long did the Phillipine-American war last?

more than three years

38

Who was the first U.S. civilian that was governor of the Phillipines?

William Howard Taft

39

In 1946 what did the US do for the phillipines?

granted them independence