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How did the United States gain control of for CM Mer Spanish colonies?

Terms in this set (4) How did the United States gain control of former Spanish colonies? They fought Spain and won control of some of its colonies. How did the United States administer its newefound territories? They ruled with dominance and power.

How did the United States govern its newfound territories?

Territories of the U.S. are one type of political division of the U.S., overseen directly by the federal government of the U.S. These new territories were created to govern newly acquired land while the borders of the U.S. were still evolving.

What factors shaped American imperialism?

Three factors fueled American Imperialism.

  • Economic competition among industrial nations.
  • Political and military competition, including the creation of a strong naval force.
  • A belief in the racial and cultural superiority of people of Anglo-Saxon descent.

What is America claims an empire?

A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, socially, and economically. A famous lawyer and farmer who headed the effort to remove Queen Liliuokalani from power with the U.S. Marines, declaring a Hawaiian Republic and requesting U.S. annexation.

Who was the US president who convinced Spain to order General Weyler back to Spain?

The Cuban cause gained increasing support in the United States, leading President Grover Cleveland to press for a settlement, but instead Spain sent General Valeriano Weyler to pacify Cuba.

What areas did the US gain from the war?

As a result of the war, the United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines as territories.

What territories did the US gain as a result of winning the war against Spain?

U.S. victory in the war produced a peace treaty that compelled the Spanish to relinquish claims on Cuba, and to cede sovereignty over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States. The United States also annexed the independent state of Hawaii during the conflict.

How long did the Spanish American war last?

Spanish–American War

Date April 21, 1898 – August 13, 1898 (3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
Location Cuba and Puerto Rico (Caribbean Sea) Philippines and Guam (Asia-Pacific)
Result American victory Treaty of Paris of 1898 Founding of the First Philippine Republic and beginning of the Philippine–American War

What causes the most deaths in the Spanish American War?

Only 379 U. S. soldiers died in combat. In addition, there was a very high death rate due to disease, especially typhoid fever, in both theaters. The total number of deaths attributed to disease and “other causes” during the Spanish-American War was 5,083.