In 1854 the U.S attempted to buy Cuba from Spain. Spain stated they'd rather see Cuba sink into the ocean.
Jose Marti is a poet journalist in New York. He started an revolution in 1895 against Spain. He devoted his whole life to make sure that Cuba will one day be free.
The U.SS Maine is a ship that was sent to Cuba on February 15,1898 to pick up the Americans that were currently over there. 266 people died on the ship. This incident helped trigger the Spanish-American War.
Although the explosion was an accident, U.S newspaper falsely blamed Spain for the incident.
The Rough Riders are a volunteer Calvary under the command of Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt won a small battle and got famous.
American Declared war on April 20, 1898. The War lasted 6 months and the leaders were Theodore Roosevelt and Lenard wood.
The United States and Spain signed an agreement on August 12, 1898 called Splendid little war. The War lasted 15 weeks. On December 10,1898 the U.S and Spain meet in Paris to agree on their treaty.
The Debate of the Treaty of Paris argued weather or not the U.S had the right to annex the Philippians. Some felt the treaty violated the Declaration Of Independence. On February 6,1899 the Annexation question was settled with the senates approval of the Treaty of Paris.