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Spanish–American War
Updated: 1/7/2020
Spanish–American War
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Jack Yu

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  • Peace.
  • After the Cuban Rebellion, Cubans are sent to concentration camps. They destroy US sugarcane to push the US to intervene. Newspapers use yellow journalism and exaggerate the conditions of Cubans.
  • On February 15, the USS Maine explodes and kills 250 American people. The US blames it on the Spanish and tension increases.
  • Americans urge the US to intervene. President McKinley maintains the peace.
  • US declares that Spain compensates for the ship, ends all concentrations camps, a truce in Cuba, and Cuban independence. Spain accepts all but the last. On April 11, 1898, war starts.
  • The war is won by the US. The Treaty of Paris is signed in December, 1898, freeing the Cubans.
  • For twenty million dollars, Spain gives up the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The US makes these US territories.
  • Land
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