Cuban rebelled because Spain had control over them, they got sent to reconcentration camps and they burned all the sugar cane to get America's attention. Yellow Journalism was where the journalist tried to get America to help the Cubans with exaderated storys.
List of Demands
The U.S.S Maine Exploded killing 250 Americans and Spain was immediately blamed.
Treaty of Paris
He didn't want to get involved in the war, then he sent a ship to keep an eye on things.
Territory gained by US
President McKinley list of demands to the Spanish which they excepted all but one.
1. Money for U.U.S. Maine2. An end to all reconcentation camps3. A truce with cuba 4. Cuban indapendances
A Treaty with Spain that ended the war and started an overseas empire of USA
They gained the Philippines, Porter Rico and Guam for 20 million dollars