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Spanish-American War & Cuban War Of Independence DVD, Download, USB

Spanish-American War & Cuban War Of Independence DVD, Download, USB
Spanish-American War & Cuban War Of Independence DVD, Download, USB
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A Half-Hour Episode Of The Revered “America: The Second Century” Documentary Series Plus Over 70 More Minutes Packed Into 70 Videos From The Dawn Of Motion Picture History, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #SpanishAmericanWar #CubanWarOfIndependence #Imperialism #Colonialism #Revolutions #Documentaries #Spain #SpanishHistory #HistoryOfSpain #SpanishEmpire #HistoryOfTheSpanishEmpire #AmericanHistory #USHistory #HistoryOfTheUS #DVD #VideoDownload #USBFlashDrive


Contents:

America: The Second Century: The Spanish-American War

'Vizcaya' under full headway

10th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion, leaving cars

25th Infantry

71st Regiment, Camp Wyckoff

9th Infantry boys' morning wash

Admiral Dewey landing at Gibraltar

Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2

Admiral Dewey leading land parade

Admiral Dewey receiving the Washington and New York committees

Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S. cruiser 'Olympia'

Advance of Kansas Volunteers at Caloocan

Aguinaldo's navy

An historic feat

Astor Battery on parade

Blanket-tossing a new recruit

Burial of the 'Maine' victims

Capture of trenches at Candaba

Close view of the 'Brooklyn', naval parade

Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River

Colored troops disembarking

Cuban ambush

Cuban refugees waiting for rations

Cuban volunteers embarking

Filipinos retreat from trenches

General Lee's procession, Havana

General Wheeler and Secretary Alger

Governor Roosevelt and staff

Love and war

Major General Shafter

McKinley and party

Military camp at Tampa, taken from train

Morning colors on U.S. cruiser 'Raleigh'

Morro Castle, Havana Harbor

N.Y. Journal despatch yacht 'Buccaneer'

Observation train following parade

Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba

Packing ammunition on mules, Cuba

Parade of Marines, U.S. cruiser 'Brooklyn'

President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Raising Old Glory over Morro Castle

Reviewing the 'Texas' at Grant's Tomb

Roosevelt's Rough Riders embarking for Santiago

Roosevelt's Rough Riders

Sampson-Schley controversy

Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party

Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee

Shooting captured insurgents

Skirmish of Rough Riders

Soldiers washing dishes

The Dandy Fifth

The Dewey Arch

The fleet steaming up North River

Trained cavalry horses

Transport 'Whitney' leaving dock

Troop ships for the Philippines

Troops at evacuation of Havana

Troops embarking at San Francisco

Troops making military road in front of Santiago

U.S. battleship 'Indiana'

U.S. battleship 'Oregon'

U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida

U.S. cruiser 'Olympia' leading naval parade

U.S. cruiser 'Raleigh'

U.S. Infantry supported by Rough Riders at El Caney

U.S. troops and Red Cross in the trenches before Caloocan

U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba

War correspondents

Wounded soldiers embarking in row boats

Wreck of the 'Vizcaya'

Wreck of the battleship 'Maine'


The Spanish-American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine-American War. The main issue was Cuban independence. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish rule. The U.S. later backed these revolts upon entering the Spanish-American War. There had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873, but in the late 1890s, U.S. public opinion was agitated by anti-Spanish propaganda led by newspaper publishers such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst which used yellow journalism to call for war. The business community across the United States had just recovered from a deep depression and feared that a war would reverse the gains. It lobbied vigorously against going to war. The United States Navy armoured cruiser Maine had mysteriously sunk in Havana Harbor; political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the administration of Republican President William McKinley into a war that he had wished to avoid. President McKinley signed a joint Congressional resolution demanding Spanish withdrawal and authorizing the President to use military force to help Cuba gain independence on April 20, 1898. In response, Spain severed diplomatic relations with the United States on April 21. On the same day, the U.S. Navy began a blockade of Cuba. On April 23, Spain stated that it would declare war if the U.S. forces invaded its territory. On April 25, Congress declared that a state of war between the U.S. and Spain had de facto existed since April 21, the day the blockade of Cuba had begun. The United States sent an ultimatum to Spain demanding that it surrender control of Cuba, but due to Spain not replying soon enough, the United States assumed Spain had ignored the ultimatum and continued to occupy Cuba. The ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. As the American agitators for war well knew, U.S. naval power proved decisive, allowing expeditionary forces to disembark in Cuba against a Spanish garrison already facing nationwide Cuban insurgent attacks and further wasted by yellow fever. American, Cuban, and Philippine forces obtained the surrender of Santiago de Cuba and Manila despite the good performance of some Spanish infantry units and fierce fighting for positions such as San Juan Hill. Madrid sued for peace after two obsolete Spanish squadrons sunk in Santiago de Cuba and Manila Bay and a third, more modern fleet was recalled home to protect the Spanish coasts. The result was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, negotiated on terms favorable to the U.S. which allowed it temporary control of Cuba and ceded ownership of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippine islands. The cession of the Philippines involved payment of 20M USD (588,320,000 USD as of 2017) to Spain by the U.S. to cover infrastructure owned by Spain. The defeat and loss of the last remnants of the Spanish Empire was a profound shock to Spain's national psyche and provoked a thorough philosophical and artistic revaluation of Spanish society known as the Generation of '98. The United States gained several island possessions spanning the globe and a rancorous new debate over the wisdom of expansionism. It was one of only five US wars (against a total of eleven sovereign states) to have been formally declared by the U.S. Congress.