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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
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.