In 1895 the U.S attempted to buy Cuba from Spain. Spain stated that they would rather see Cuba sink in the ocean
Jose decided his life to archiving independence for Cuba. He was a journalist in exile in New York launched a revolution inn 1895
USS Maine used to go to Cuba to bring home citizens. More than 260 million people were killed over the ship, the ship was shot in half. Yellow Journalism although the explosion was an accident, U.S newspaper blamed the incident on Spain.
A volunteer country cinder the control of Lencndo Wood and tholore the New Yorkers had given up a job as assistants secretory of the have to lead the group of volctcans. Rough Riders Mckintey asked congress for authority to use force against spain. After debate congress agreed (the declared war on April 20th).
It was the treaty the ended the Spanish American War. They met in Paris to agree on the treaty. Spain sad the Philippines to the U.S for 20 million dollars.
Arguments centered on whether not the United States had the right to annex the Philippines but, imperialism was the real issues.