In 1854 the U.S. attempted to buy Cuba from Spain. Spain stated that they'd rather see Cuba sink into the ocean.
May America Buy Cuba from you?
Jose Marti is a Cuban poet journalist in exile New York. He started a revolution in 1895 against Spain he used guerrilla campaign and deliberately destroyed property especially american owned.
U.S.S. Maine 1898 The U.S. and Spain had war The U.S. sent a ship to Cuba to keep american citizens safe from fighting. Although the explosion was an accident, U.S. newspapers falsely blamed Spain for the incident, The U.S. used Yellow Journalism to blame the Spaniards. This is what led to war between the U.S. and Spain.
WE DECLARE WAR!!!
On April 20th, 1898 the U.S. declared war on Spain. The war lasted 6 months. The leaders of the rough riders were Teddy Roosevelt and Leonard Wood, they got famous for fighting the war along side the other men.
Peace Treaty in Paris -The U.S. and Spain signed an argument on august 12th called a splendid little war. The war lasted 15 weeks.
Weather or not the U.S. had the right to annex the Philippines. Some people felt that that the treaty violated the deceleration of independence. On February 6th 1899 the annex question was settled with the senates approval.