The Spanish American War
Are you in or not??
The Coming of the War
The Battles of the "Splendid Little War"
The Opposition of the War
So there were many people living in America, Cuba, and Spanish that were not to happy about the war! The ones in the U.S. were called Anti- imperialist. They thought that conquering other countries and becoming and empire would cause more problems than having the U.S. be ahead of everyone. From this idea, the Anti- Imperialist American League. Senator Henry Teller was the leader of the league, who made an amendment called the teller amendment to not annex Cuba, but of course that didn't work out because we are 'merica! Although the war was in Cuba, Philippines, and Puerto Rico, the citizens of those places were against the war. There were many people in Cuba after the war who felt betrayed because US decided to take care of Cuban Politics and that main thing that Cubans fought for was their independence. Lots of Spanish were against the War because they wanted to protect their food relationship with America. The Anti- Imperialist method didn't work too well because the War happened anyways and the land that they were against conquering was conquered.
Colonel and Mrs. William Jennings Bryan in a tent under the live oaks: Jacksonville, Florida
Cannons being loaded on transport preparing to sail to Cuba for the Spanish-American War: Tampa, Florida
In the Battle of Quasimas near Santiago, June 24th, 1898. The 9th and 10th Colored Calvary in support of Rough Riders (1898)