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The cubans wanted to be free from spain, so they then burned all Americas sugar cane in order to get Americas attention, they alos used yellow jounalism which is fake news.
ALL BUT ONE!
The USS Maine exploded while protecteing citizens and land in the Havana harbor and killed American 250 people. The US then blamed Spain
Treaty in Paris
Treaty of Paris
President Mckinley only wanted peace so he tried not to join in the war, becaus ehe did not want to spend the money on something he thought was not there fight.
Territory gained by the U.S.
We will give you Guam, Porto Rico, and phillipes fro 20million dollars!
and a truce with Cuba
The U.S. demanded a list of things that included money for the USS maine, no more reconcentration camps, a truce in Cuba, and lastly cuban independence. Spain accepted all but the last one.
NO MORE RECETRATION CAMPS
MORE MONEY for the ship
HOW ABOUT CUBAN INDEPENDENCE
They sighned a treaty on December 1898, in that treaty the Spanish government reconizes cuban independece.
The senate made a treaty on Febuary 1899, Spain gave up Philipes, Porto Rico, and Guam for 20million dollars and these all became US territory!
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