Mr. Robert F. Holden, a retired senior adjunct Professor of history at ACCC (World Civilizations I and II, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies) will be giving a presentation about America’s entry into the world as an Imperialist power.
On April 21st, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain. It would be the first overseas conflict fought by the U.S. It involved major campaigns in both Cuba and the Philippines. Eventually the United States would be acquiring additional territory as well as subjugating the Philippine people resulting in a war which lasted until 1902.
This presentation traces the rise of America as a world power with the beginning of the Spanish American War, the subsequent acquisition of territories in both the Pacific and the Caribbean, and the subjugation of the Philippine people after the end of the Spanish American War [nicknamed by Sec. of State John Hay, (NOT Teddy Roosevelt) “The Splendid Little War”!]
The presentation will be a power point with ample visuals and even film clips from the Spanish American War.
Focus of the discussion will be based on the book, The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley.