All seemed to be going well until a Cuban agent stole a private letter written by the Spanish minister and gave it to the American press. Working from this assumption, various intellectuals created diverse moral justifications for the oppression and subjugation of foreign peoples. The Spaniards could not possibly kill everyone while maintaining respectability and so, to separate the rebels from the people, Spanish General Weyler established reconcentration camps in Cuba for all civilians. The area was subsequently settled by Greek cities established there by the mainland Greek cities to solve their overpopulation problems. Finally, William Jennings Bryan, a leading Democrat and constant opponent of President McKinley, decided to support the treaty.
America lost the war but did not become a communist country. When hoped for freedom failed to materialize and the Americans did not go home, the Filipinos felt betrayed. This arguing was called t … he Cold War. Then, the political effects were very important. In his camps, on average 46 people died per day! Spain's brutal ways of putting down Cuban demands for some form of personal liberty aroused feelings of sympathy and anger among Americans Chidsey. And Cuba were considered friends. Again, the new American president William McKinley did not want to intervene in the war between Cuba and Spain.
It was a fight for Cuban Freedom. Spain had been one of the superpowers along with Great Britain, France and Germany. An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War: the View from Wisconsin. The war has left a lasting effect of both countries involved, the United States and Spain. Only 11 days after Cuba gained its autonomy riots erupted when Spanish officers took a dislike to the Newspaper publications about Spain. The lives of 260 American officers and men were lost.
. A In 1860, Abraham Lincoln, a member of the anti-slavery Republican Party, was elected President of the United States Hassler. Artillery developments increased the accuracy and rate of fire of artillery. The Spanish-American War: A Behind the Scenes Account of the War in Cuba. Perched atop Santiago, Americans forced the Spanish surrender after only two weeks. Rockefeller created his own anti-capitalist version of the East-India-Tea-Company that made Adam Smith turn over in his grave.
However, centuries of time, the end of the frontier, and a slew of new books promoting an expanded manifest destiny led to changes in the American ethos. America became a colonial empire, the exact thing it had once despised and fought against. He also signed the Federal Meat Inspection Act. The commission found that while some of the beef had indeed been tainted, the vast majority was fine. In 1895, American citizens took notice of a Cuban revolt against their corrupt Spanish oppressor.
In 1868, Cuba fired the first shot in an attempt to obtain independence from the Spanish Empire. Instead of seeking empire for God, glory or gold, the American imperialism sought markets for industrial overproduction. This hatred of communism was encouraged by a man called Joseph Mc Carthy. African-Americans began winning elections in larger Southern cities. Another major factor for the war was that the United States wanted to spread its Anglo-Saxon culture around the world and emerge as a world-wide power. The conditions inside the camps were crowded, unsanitary, rife with contagious diseases. Americans finally landed on the shores of Cuba, though haphazardly.
Aconsequence of the war was that most of the South had to be rebuiltafter the war ended. Republicans were sent to concentration camps and executed. The Democrats had enough votes to block passage of the treaty, and for a while it looked as if Senate deadlock was inevitable. However, people felt very betrayed, traumatised and regretful about fighting in the Vietnam War and Johnson became unpopular and lost his next election. The effect of the war is we were then looked to as an empire and the U.
Cubans tried forcing Spaniards to depart the Spanish, led by General Weyler, by preparing concentration camps containing civilians who died from disease and malnutrition. It stipulated seven conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops remaining in Cuba at the end of the Spanish—American War, and an eighth condition that Cuba signs a treaty accepting these seven conditions. The end of the war marked the dawn of the United States being a world power that would seek to expand and protect its interests in Asia. In the end, the Americans had minimal casualties, while the Spanish suffered immense fatalities and damage to their naval resources Encyclopedia Britannica. After ten years of fighting, Cuba remained Spanish property.