OFF TOPIC: Home Work Help?!?

Beyond Dominia: The Rumor Mill: OFF TOPIC: Home Work Help?!?

By Greel, Mindraker on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 05:45 pm:

Hey Everyone, I'm doing some AP American History Home work. I need to research Pino Guerra. I need to know his relation to Teddy Roosevelt. And IF he were to assasinate Roosevelt, what would his motives be??? Any help is better than none...

By ATW on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 02:04 am:

This is some very obscure stuff you are looking for.

I did get this tidbit from a search engine but the document itself was buried among thousands in the Johns Hopkins library online an I never found more than this.

"... rebel leaders Gen. Faustino "Pino" Guerra of Pinar Province ... cover Asbert and Guerra
respectively. The Gen ... appealed to Theodore roosevelt for intervention under ..."

Before the Spanish-American war, there were several revolts by Cubans who were wanting to kick out Spain. Most of them at some point appealed to the US for help but the US had economic interests in Cuba's sugar crop. Sometimes they came through with some supplies or moral support for the rebels but in reality supported Spain and feared the freeing of the black slaves in Cuba.

During this time, Roosevelt held several poliical offices but the most important was the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy.

If I had to make a guess based on what I found, Guerra was one of the rebel leaders and asked Roosevelt to help. Roosevelt turned him down rather than sending the navy to help. Good motivation for killing Roosevelt because if the cuban rebels don't get blamed for it, his replacement might be more sympathetic.

That's the only opportunity before the Spanish_american war.

During the war, Roosevelt had resigned his government post and was leading a group of fighters in Cuba. There wouldn't have been a need to ask him for "intervention under" anything because he was basically freelance to do whatever he wanted without answering to any government.

After the war, there weren't any more rebel generals.

Hope this helps. I tried to do net searches on Guerra (nothing), Cuba (nothing) and Roosevelt (nothing specific enough to mention a cuban general). I search the net for a living and am hell-on-wheels doing it and I'm a history buff. If I can't tease the information out of the net in an hour, probably many of your classmates are going to come up empty unless they already know exactly where to look.

If you have a day or two and have any more information than you posted, I'd be willing to look some more.

Let me know what happens.

By gary from london on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 10:28 am:

i thought it was a cocktail !

By Greel, Mindraker on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 10:13 pm:

Wow! Thanks for the help! And yes this is indeed very obscure, that is the point. I hate to tell you this, but I was assigned a new person to study since there is obviously a very hard person to find any expansive, concrete information on. Now I am looking up Elizabeth C. Stanton. Thanks again for the help though.

By War Wolf (Warwolf) on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 02:57 am:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was rather famous as a crusader for women's rights. She should be pretty easy to find information on.

By ATW on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 02:46 pm:

All that work and you didn't even get an A? Whatta rip! I'm glad I'm not in school.

By the way, did you happen to ask your teacher if I was right?

By Tracer Bullet, the DanDan Man (Tracer) on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 08:37 pm:

I know this is completely off topic, but I wanted to know exactly where you folks are in your APUSH class..... I'm currently taking the very same class out here in socal, and it's always interesting to find out at what point in history other groups are, what they emphasized.....

By ATW on Saturday, February 16, 2002 - 11:48 am:

So that's what AP means.

For $300 you can get a mentoring study guide specifically targeted at APUSH

Or on the other hand, you can ask people here for help and pocket the money. Maybe I should have asked for a consulting fee: three rares and an uncommon to be named later. ;-)

Anyway on an internet search engine put in APUSH then the topic of whatever you are looking for. That puts you directly to APUSH sites several of which might already have dealt with the topic you are assigned.

Elizabeth C. Stanton was a real sweetheart. Very important in both the abolition and women's sufferage movements.

This site has 8-10 of her writings on it as well as some commentary. Some of the highlights:

This is her letter to the editor of the "National Anti-Slavery Standard, New York, 26 December 1865. She was bitter that slaves were being freed and to be given the right to vote while women had to wait. A couple of choice quotes:

"it becomes a serious question whether we had better stand aside and see "Sambo" walk into the kingdom first."

"If the two millions of Southern black women are not to be secured in their rights of person, property, wages, and children, their emancipation is but another form of slavery. In fact, it is better to be the slave of an educated white man, than of a degraded, ignorant black one."

This site credits her views and this letter in particular as splitting the abolitionist movement and slowing both the negro rights and sufferage movement for decades.


She was known for her demand that women's rights be guaranteed within marriage including the right to divorce. Somewhat unusual even for those who supported women's voting rights.


A pretty good short biography for her.

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