Following the end of Reconstruction, the United States expanded its Monroe Doctrine, an 1823 policy stating any European intervention in the Americas could be seen as an attack on the United States itself. Tensions in the Americas came to a boiling point in 1898, when Cuba sought to obtain independence from Spain. The United States backed the Cubans, following the tenets of the Monroe Doctrine, and following an explosion of the USS Maine in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, declared war on the Spain. American forces found themselves in battles around the Caribbean and in the Pacific. Soldiers involved in these conflicts included Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt and John A. McIlhenny of Louisiana. Back home in Louisiana, sugar farmers talked about the possible impacts of Cuba in regards to the sugar market.
Listed below are some recommended catalog key terms for searching for the period between 1878 and 1899. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Spanish American War
Listed below are some recommended subject headings for searching for the period between 1878 and 1899. Full steps on how to use these subject terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902
San Juan Hill, Battle of, Cuba, 1898.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Campaigns -- Cuba.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st.
United States -- History -- Spanish-American War, 1898
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