Cuba Rebelled against Spain. Spain sent out Valeriano, who put Cubans in concentration camps. A lot of them died. SO they wanted help from the U.S. but we didn't want to get involved. The Cubans sought their interest by burning the sugar cane. A lot of journalists used yellow journalism to make it sound worse than it actually was.
U.S. demands to the Spanish
1. Money for U.S.S. Maine 2. To not put Cubans concentration camps. 3. A truce in Cuba. 4. *Cuban independence.
Febuary 15, 1898- the U.S.S. Maine explodes killing 250 American people. America blames the Spanish
Treaty of Paris
Cuba's independencex United Statesx Spain
Mckinley hesitates for war even though Americans call for war
Territory Gained by the U.S.
U.S. had demands to Spain like 1. Money for U.S.S. Maine. 2. To not put Cubans concentration camps. 3. A truce in Cuba. 4. *Cuban independence. Spain accept all but 4. So McKinley set out a war message
December 1898- The U.S. signes with Spain. Spain reconizes Cuba's independence. They signed the Treaty of Paris
In return for 20 million dollars. Spain gave up the Philipines, Peuto Rico and Guam to the U.S.