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  • Rock Of Gibraltar
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    Introduction Gibraltar has loomed large in the history books for 3000 years. Its name comes from Tarik, the leader of the Arabic army that invaded Spain in the eighth century. Over the centuries the Arabic name Gibe l Tarik has altered to its present form of Gibraltar. The Rock remained in Arab hands until an unexpected attack by the Spanish in 1309. This brief occupation was interrupted in 1333 and again reverted to Moorish control, but finally the Spanish reclaimed it and it was to remain that...
  • Wars America
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    A Peoples Problem Both the Mexican War and the Spanish American War were caused by an outcry by the American people. The Mexican War could have been avoided if America's ideals of expansion did not dwarf Mexico's right to their land. Be it through Manifest Destiny as it was in the Mexican War or with the new ideas of imperialism in the Spanish-American war. The thing that had the most influence on the Spanish-American War was the Yellow Press. The first problem came when President James K. Polk,...
  • Spanish And American War The Americans
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    The Spanish and American War The Americans were brought into The Spanish and American War on February 15, 1898. The Americans came into this war because a naval boat of ours called the Maine was blown up. On that boat, 327 of our sailors were killed in the explosion. With this explosion, the navy used it by having a slogan, Remember the Maine, to get volunteers into the navy to help fight. We though that the Spanish were to blame for blowing up our ship. But, really there was something wrong wit...
  • 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 ...
  • Destruction Of The Maine
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    WAR IMMINENT: Spain and America to Fight After a recent publication in our sister publication, the New York Journal, a letter from the Spanish Minister de Lome to President McKinley, tensions rose to a point of combustion. Citizens all over the United States have complained about the insulting message contained within the letter from the Minister. This letter ridiculed McKinley, and lead to the eventual resignation of this Spanish Minister de Lome. Another catalyst that added to growing American...
  • Spanish American War The Spanish
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    Spanish-American War The Spanish-American War was different from many other wars because it did not deal with America's rights; nevertheless it dealt with our issues over expansionism. The war was caused by yellow journalism, sinking of the main, and the de Lome letter in which he discussed his bad faith with America. The Spanish-American War was a "splendid little war" because it demonstrated the enormous influence of yellow journalism, changed the balance in the Federal Government, and most im...
  • 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...
  • Roosevelt And The Rough Riders
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    ROUGH RIDERS Ben Ker foot 3/7/02 Per. 5 The Rough Riders were the most famous of all the units fighting in Cuba during the Spanish, American war. The Spanish, American war started by America wanting to expand their influence in the western hemisphere. To do that they would need to gain action politically or militarily in Cuba (a Spanish ruled country). The first battle of the war was The Battle of Manilla. Which was a naval strike on the Manila harbor. Led by Commander George Dewey, the Navy won...
  • 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 ...
  • Respect From Other Countries Around The War
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    The Spanish-American war was the first and biggest step that the United States of America took toward imperialism. It was the war that secured the US as the most powerful country in the world. This war was a benefit to the USA because we gained land, gained respect, and taught a lesson to one of our enemies. In addition to this, the losses that we suffered were almost nothing compared to other conflicts or wars. The Spanish-American war was by no means for the sole purpose of gaining land and re...
  • American War Events
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    Imperialism and Its Motives Imperialism began to grow just before the turn of the twentieth century. During this time America's businesses were growing and need more markets. The United States was becoming a world power, and with that some people felt there came obligations. The United States economic growth and powerful figured led to incidents overseas that caused war, especially the Spanish-American War. The nation was growing. Industry was doing well. Businesses were booming. The United Stat...
  • Spain From Civil War And Franco's Dictatorship
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    The Spanish Civil War Historiographic Essay In the years following World War I, Europe was the scene of rising political tensions and military power struggles. With Communism gaining power in eastern Europe, the governments and people of the western countries began to explore different forms of bureaucratic control of their country. Spain was no different. From 1936 to 1939, Spain experienced a military revolution under the guidance of General Francisco Franco. This revolt transpired not just fr...

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