Cuba wanted the U.S to intervene bu the Americans were unwilling but the Americans interest by burning the Americans sugar cane.
US Demands to the Spanish
1. Compensation for the USS Maine2. An end to Reconstruction Camps3. Cuban Truce4. Cuban Independence (Spain didn't accept this one
Feb. 13,1898 the USS Maine explodes killing 250 American people. America blames the Spanish.
Treaty of Paris
McKinnely hesitates for war even though American calls for War! Peace is maintained.
Territory gained by the U.S.
The demands to the Spanish was Compensation for the USS Maine, An end to reconstruction camps, a truce in Cuba independence and Spain accepts all but #4.
In December 1898, The Treaty of Paris was from the Spanish as a treaty to the Americans. It included Cuba’s Independence and Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Pacific island of Gum in exchange for 20$ million.
Treaty of ParisUSA Spain
The Territory gained were the Philippines, Puerto Rico. and Guam.