Their quest was described as a "splendid little war" by Secretary of State John Hay. The chief motive was a sense of outrage at another country's imperialism.
How stability would be achieved would depend largely on the ability of Spain and the U. Senate ratified the treaty, fighting broke out between American forces and Filipino nationalists led by Emilio Aguinaldo who sought independence rather than a change in colonial rulers.
A stone monument at the corner of Ruger Street and Sherman Road marks the camp site of the 51st Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment which in trained at Camp Merriam before shipping out to the Philippines. American opinion generally saw Spain as a hopelessly backward power that was unable to deal fairly with Cuba.
That same day, Spain declared war on the United States, and the U. The sinking of Maine was blamed on the Spanish and made the possibility of a negotiated peace very slim.
With a quick victory effectively lost, the revolutionaries settled in to fight a protracted guerrilla campaign. Furthermore, new ideas of "Social Darwinism" in the period suggested to many Americans that international relations were a nasty contest in which the "fittest" nations would do what they had to in order to survive.
Inhowever, President McKinley and the American public were more favorably disposed toward acquiring the islands.
The reasons for war were many, but there were two immediate ones: Then a force of some 17, troops hastily assembled at Tampa, Florida, under the command of General William Shafter. Peasants worked on great estates of absentee aristocrats.
Weyler deprived the insurgency of weaponry, supplies, and assistance by ordering the residents of some Cuban districts to move to reconcentration areas near the military headquarters.
Ina group of Hawaii-based planters and businessmen led a coup against Queen Liliuokalani and established a new government. For a time inan Army General Field Hospital was established in some of the barracks after soldiers became ill in the damp conditions at Camp Merritt, a tent encampment for volunteers near the Arguello Gate.
The total wounded numbered 1, Army was not prepared for war. Guam Captain Henry Glass, commander of the cruiser USS Charleston, was on the way to Manila when he received orders instructing him to proceed to the island of Guam and wrest it from Spain.
An American cartoon published in JudgeFebruary 6, On April 20, the U. Inhowever, President McKinley and the American public were more favorably disposed toward acquiring the islands. Maine in Havana Harbor. It involved major campaigns in both Cuba and the Philippine Islands.
The Cortes had been assembled in extraordinary session. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt was second in command.
Roosevelt, always active, got his regiment ashore quickly. It was not until the 25th of April that Congress passed a bill formally declaring war to exist, and dating this from the preceding 21st of April, though the President had already called outvolunteer soldiers.
Most troops en route to the Philippines passed through this gate to meet awaiting ships. About 7, Americans took the fortified village of El Caney from about of the enemy garrison.
The peace protocol specified that the U. Shortly after the cannon explosions — with little harm done — a ship flying the Spanish flag approached the Charleston, its crew completely unaware of any war taking place.
At the turn of the century, San Francisco offered many attractions, but army life at the Presidio was cramped, and sickness often flared up in the temporary tent camps. Weyler deprived the insurgency of weaponry, supplies, and assistance by ordering the residents of some Cuban districts to move to reconcentration areas near the military headquarters.
America's support the ongoing struggle by Cubans and Filipinos against Spanish rule, and the mysterious explosion of the battleship U. From —, the violent conflict in Cuba captured the attention of Americans because of the economic and political instability that it produced in a region within such close geographical proximity to the United States.
It revived only briefly during a year Cuban insurrection from to Most American leaders took the position that the cause of the explosion was unknown, but public attention was now riveted on the situation and Spain could not find a diplomatic solution to avoid war.
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