2/6 Spanish-American War and SAQ Practice

Today we examined America’s invasion of Cuba and the Spanish-American War to better understand why this was the foreign policy decision America chose to make (idealism or realism?).

Complete the graphic organizer and guiding questions using the documents below.  Consider whether or not these docs show America using idealism or realism decision-making concepts.

Spanish American War

For the first doc on the graphic organizer: google the poem “Awake United States!”

Also: please complete this practice SAQ and turn it in ASAP!:

A)  Briefly explain whether America’s invasion of Cuba in 1898 was an act of Realism or Idealism, and why.