In 1854 president franklin pierce recommended that the us should buy cuba In return Spain said that they would rather see their country under water.America was still fixated on cuba and invested millions in sugarcane and plantations on the island.
Cuban poet and journalist Jose marti provoked the us to help him with his campaign .He did so by destroying us sugar mills and plantations
The uss maine was a boat to sent to pick up americans and take them back to america .The ship exploded and the whole thing was blamed on Spain. The us used yellow journalism by saying that spain had something to do with the explosion when they didn't. yellow journalism is journalism exaggerated
America declared war on Spain april 20 1898. The war lasted 6 months. And the rough riders were Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard wood
During the peace treaty of pairs The us and Spain signed a ceasefire agreement august 12 1898 .December 10 1898 the us and Spain meetup to agree on the treaty. Spain freed Cuba, gives Puerto Rico and the Lisa of Guam to the us. And the us gets sold the Philippines
The debate on the peace treaty argued about if the us had the right to annex the Philippines . Because Some felt that the treaty violated the declarations of independence.1899 february 6 the annex station question was settled with the senate's approval