America wanted Cuba for their sugar cane and they wanted money.
Jose Marti was a Cuban poet and journalism. Jose was exiled to New York because he tried to free Cuba.
U.S.S. Maine was a ship order to Cuba to bring home American citizens in danger from fighting, and to protect the American property. The U.S.S. Maine blew up in Havana on February 15, 1898. Yellow Journalism sparks a war. Yellow Journalism is fabricated information.
The Spanish American war started in 1898. The Rough riders was an Army of 17,000 people. Theodore Roosevelt gave up his job to lead the volunteers.
Treaty Of Paris With the treaty of Paris U.S. gained Guam, Philippines, and Puerto Rico. Also, this treaty makes Cuba free.
The debate over the treaty of Paris is that how could you take over another country, if you believed in democracy. America saute to Christianize the Philippines.