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People and Terms to Know from the Spanish American War

Alfred T. Mahan Naval officer and historian

Wrote books

Inspired the navy prior to WWI

William McKinley President insisted that Spain agree to a cease-fire with rebels and negotiate a perment settlement with them

Asked Congress to use military force to end the Cuban conflict

U.S.S Maine

Battle ship

Burned and exploded

254 seamen died

59 sailors were wounded

Never discovered who was responsible for the explosion

"Splendid Little War" A war between Spain and the United States in 1898, as a result of which Spain ceded Puerto Rico, the Philippine Islands, and Guam to the United States and abandoned all claim to Cuba, which became independent in 1902.

William Randolph Hearst Owner of New York Journal

Went to Harvard

Apprenticed for Joseph Pulitzer

Yellow Journalism

Published the Cuban War

Yellow Journalism Journalism in the 1890s

Sensationalist articles were found among the same pages that carried popular yellow cartoon characters

Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.

Joseph Pulitzer American news paper politician

In 1883 he bought the New York World

Included illustrations, news stunts, and crusades against corruption, and cartoons, as well as aggressive news coverage

Yellow Journalism

Elected of House of Representatives

Theodore Roosevelt Governor of New York

McKinley's running mate

Teddy - vice president

42 - youngest president

Rough Riders Name for the 1st Regiment of U.S Cavalry Volunteers, organized by T.R

Members of ranchers and cowboys

Made Lieutenant colonel

Panama canal

Revitalize the navy

Emilio Aguinaldo Philippine leader

1st president of the Philippines

Attacked US forces

Dissatisfied with the peace treaty that ended the Spanish American War

Got capered and took an oath of allegiance to US

George Dewey An American naval officer

Won a battle in Manila Bay in May 1, 1898

Sailed to Mania, entered the harbor after midnight and destroyed 8 ships and only 8 Americans were wounded

Promoted to admiral and he received wide support

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