US History: Progressive Movement and Age of Imperialism
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- 1. The Age of Imperialism Begins
Spanish-American War and the Progressives
2. Urbanization brings corruption
Joseph Keppler cartoon from 1889 titled, Bosses of the Senate
Huge figures stand behind rows of Senate desks. The figures are in top hats, with big bellies showing their wealth and power, such as the Iron Trust, Standard Oil Trust, Copper Trust, Steel Beam Trust, all with dollar signs on their stomachs. The sign at top reads: "This is a Senate Of the Monopolists, By the Monopolists and For the Monopolists!" Some Senators look up at them.
3. 16th Amendment
The Progressive Movement
4. The Age of Imperialism
Below: A pro-imperialist cartoon from 1898
Above: Uncle Same bearing the white mans burden
5. The Spanish-American War
1868 Cuba rebels
1878 Spain crushesrebels
1895 Rebels rise again
6. Yellow Journalism
Remember the Maine
The US Response
7. Events of the Spanish-American War
Victory in the Philippines
8. Events of the Spanish-American War
War in Cuba
9. Effects of the Spanish-American War
A newspaper from February 15, 1998 which was the 100 year anniversary of the Spanish-American War.
The war was called a Splendid Little War because when the USS Maine was destroyed the US went to war with Spain. The war only lasted 100 days approximately (only) 400 soldiers werekilled. As a result, the US gained Guam,Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Cuba. It was a short war, the US gained a lot of territory ,and the US became an imperialist world power.
Take a look at this video for more details on the Spanish-American War.