Spanish American War ppt

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History, Revolution And Post-Independence (1775-1820), Revolutionary War
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Yellow Journalism

Cuban Revolution

-Exaggerated stories describing conditions for Cubans

-Cubans rebel against Spanish rule

Americans sympathize with Cubans

De Lome Letter Spanish Minister to the U.SEnrique Dupuy de Lome writes a letter calling McKinley weak -Americans angry

SpanishAmerican War

April-Aug 1898

Monroe Doctrine -Limit European influence in Latin America

Expansionist Pressure Wanted Spanish spoils: Cuba Puerto Rico Philippines Guam

-Spanish General Weyler sent to break up rebellion. Placed rebels in concentration camps -Jose Marti Destruction of plantations Americans sympathize with Cubans

Sinking of USS Maine American ship sent to Cuba to protect Americans and property. Explodes off the coast of Havana Feb 15th 1898. Explosion a mystery!

Yellow Journalism

Josef Pulitzer (New York World )

William Randolph Hearst (New York Journal )

Cartoon. Spanish Ape hunkers over grave of USS Maine sailors. (1898).

THE HEADLINES: •Cuban Babes Prey to Famine •Thousands of Children of the Reconcentrados Perishing in Island Towns •Sights that Sicken Strong Men

THE HEADLINES: •Does Our Flag Shield Women? •Refined Young Women Stripped and Searched by Brutal Spaniars While Under Our Flag on the Ollivette

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