Imperialism and America



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The Spanish-American War





  • By the turn of the 20th century, Spain has lost most of its colonies

  • U.S. has long-standing interest in Spanish colony of Cuba

  • In mid-1800’s, American business begins investing millions into sugar plantations on Cuba

  • In 1895, José Martí launches revolution against Spanish in Cuba

  • Destroys American property in hopes of achieving U.S. intervention

  • Public opinion in the U.S. is split



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