Spanish-American War Photography

Tyler Tomoda - 3rd

Spanish fleet destroyed in Manilla Bay on May 1, 1898

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Dewey's Victory

The glory of Admiral Thomas Dewey's victory over Spain in the Philippines is a great victory for the United States. Dewey came from Hong Kong and then slipped knot the area of Manila Bay. He was able to destroy the old Spanish fleet of ships anchored there, which began the US bid for control of the Philippines.

Source: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h71000/h71839k.jpg

Roosevelt's rough riders

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Battle of San Juan Hill

The Battle of San Juan Hill (July 1, 1898) was a major victory in the Spanish–American War. The San Juan area is a set of hills a few miles east of Santiago, Cuba. San Juan Hill and Kettle Hill were the areas that had the most bloodshed. This bloody battle was a great win for Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.

Source: http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/2012/12/14/genuine-rough-rider-or-or-simply-a-rare-pearl-handled-remington-revolver/

Buffalo Soldier

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Contributions in Cuba

The African-American soldiers of the Spanish-American War were in the 24th Infantry. They were deployed to Cuba along with the rough riders to secure San Juan Hill and beat the Spanish Forces. They were sent as part of the U.S. Expeditionary Force in the Spanish-American War. Members of the 24th not only participated in the storming of the Spanish fortress in the Battle of El Caney but they also were present and ready to fight at the Battle of San Juan Hill. In fact, they were the forces that assaulted and seized the Spanish-held blockhouse and trench system atop San Juan Hill.

Source: http://www.buffalosoldier.net

James Creelman

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Yellow Journalist

James Creelman is one of the most famous writers during the time of yellow journalism. In1896 he took at a trip to Cuba to report on tensions brewing between the island nation and Spain. By 1897 he was writing for the New York Journal and he covered the war between Cuba and Spain, which broke out in 1898.

As a supporter of Cubans against Spain, he wrote stories to influence how Americans thought about Cuba's citizens and their freedom. He wanted the US to fight against Spain. He even fought along with U.S. troops. He was injured when he grabbed the Spanish flag on the ground, and was shot by Spanish soldiers.

Source: http://wwwhistoriamexico-paola.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html