Spanish american war

Spanish american war

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  • In 1845 the U.S. attempted to buy Cuba from Spain. Spain stated that they would rather see Cuba sink in the ocean .
  • José Julián Martí Pérez is the Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin American literature.
  • Although the explosion was accident u.s newspapers blamed the incident Spain. 
  • February 15, 1898, the battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, killing 268 men and shocking the American populace.
  • Spanish-American War definition. A war between Spain and the United States, fought in 1898. The war began as an intervention by the United States on behalf of Cuba.
  • Rough Riders. The most famous of all the units fighting in Cuba, the "Rough Riders" was the name given to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under the leadership ofTheodore Roosevelt.
  • The Treaty of Paris freed Cuba and gave the  United States of America Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines December 10, 1898, ended the American Revolutionary War. 
  • After the Treaty of Paris was signed in December 1899, the treaty required ratification by at least a two thirds majority of the U.S. Senate. The debate regarding the ratification of the treaty polarized the Senate on imperialism and nation's future role in Cuba and the Philippines.
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