The Spanish American War (1898-1901)
What factors led into the conflict between Spain and the Cuban Nationalists (insurrectos) in 1895?
How did yellow journalism manipulate public opinion? Why did newspapermen like Hearst engage in such journalism?
Why did the USS Maine explode?
Why did Congress pass the Teller Amendment?
Why was Theodore Roosevelt so eager to have Dewey attack the Spanish fleet in the Philippines, a move that certainly would not help in the liberation of Cuba? Furthermore, why would the cautious McKinley ever approve such a move?
Discuss America's imperialist episode in 1898, when it took four colonies. Was this an aberration or the beginning of a new trend?
What single factor led to the greatest number of US deaths during the Spanish- American War?
What reasons were behind the US annexation of the Philippines under the Treaty of Paris?
Why did William Jennings Bryan (A Democrat) help the Treaty of Paris (pushed by the Republicans) pass the Senate in 1899?
Why did the Filipinos revolt against American rule? What role did Emilio Aguinaldo play?