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  • Spanish
    533 words
    Introduction I could hear salsa, , and rumba blasting from everywhere. Beautiful Cuban women filled the street, and Spanish filled the air. "Permis o Senor, canto cuesta la?" I ask in Spanish, "Sir, how much for an Icy?"Cual e sos a hi centavo". He replied. I walked around the block as I admired the Spanish style buildings, and the beautiful Palm trees. Hum, what's that smell? Smell like a fresh strip of or maybe". Chicharrones! Chicharrones!" Shouted a cuban man selling pork skins on the corner...
  • Spanish Fleet In Cuba
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    The Spanish American War of 1898 One hundred years ago, in 1898, the United States was fighting the Spanish-American War. The victory over Spain made the United States a colonial power. The Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, as well as the formerly independent nation of Hawaii, became American possessions. The excuse for entering the war was the rebellion by the Cubans against Spanish rule and the explosion of an American battleship U.S.S. Maine. The Spanish coloni...
  • Land Engagements 270 New Mexico Rough Riders
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    The preceding events, battles, and results of the Spanish American war are very important to American's short but lustrous history. American started the war as a new and weak nation. By the end of the war however, we emerged as a great world power to be feared. There were many reasons for the initiation of the Spanish American War. It started mainly because of a series of resolutions that Congress ratified on April 19, 1898, which virtually ended the friendly relations between the United States ...
  • Fajardo And The Spanish Forces
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    ... the atrocities he was reported to have committed against Cuban rebels. The Journal called Weyler a "human hyena" and a "mad dog". Its description of the general was extreme: Weyler, the brute, the devastator of haciendas, the destroyer of families and the outrage r of women... pitiless Second Paper Most may think that the Spanish-American War was a war between the Americans and the Spanish. Most are right, but only to a point, because the Spanish-American War also included wars between the A...
  • Coast Of Nicaragua
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    Nicaragua The area of Nicaragua is 50,193 sq. mi. The Nicaraguan highlands, with a elevation about 2000 ft, cross Nicaragua from the northwest to the southeast. Several mountain ranges, the highest of which, the Cordillera Isabella, reaches an elevation of more than 6890 ft, cut the highlands from east to west. In the west is a great basin, or depression, containing two lakes, Nicaragua, the largest in Central America, and Managua. The two are connected by the TipitapaRiver. A chain of volcanoes...
  • Place After The American Spanish Armistice
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    Militarily, the Spanish-American War (1898) was not a monumental war. The war was brief, included few battles, and the US generally had an easy time of it, with the war's outcome never in much doubt. Secretary of State John Hay called it a "splendid little war". Internationally, however, the war had major historical significance. The Spanish-American War signaled the emergence of the US as a great power onto the world stage of international relations and diplomacy. The war did not make the US a ...
  • American Sympathy For The Cuban Rebels
    349 words
    Many factors contributed to the growth of imperialism in the United States. Humanitarians wanted to spread the western culture such as law, medicine, and Christian religion to other countries. Military and economic factors also played a roll in the growth of imperialism because of our growing navies needed bases around the world and we also wanted to gain new markets to trade manufactured goods. Nationalism, or devotion to one's nation, caused competition with European nations for larger empires...

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