Spanish American War
Updated: 1/7/2020
Spanish American War
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  • Cubans need help
  • The USS Maine blows up
  • Peace by McKinley
  • No war, Peace
  • The Cubans were put in reconsentration camps by the Spanish and needed help so they burned the sugar cane that Americans planted to get help.
  • Demands made on the Spanish
  • Compensation, money for the USS Maine, and cuban independance
  • The USS Maine was exploded in the Havana Harbour on February 15 and sank more than 250 American soldiers
  • Treaty of Paris
  • McKinley hesitsted for war even though American citizens call for war. Peace was maintained
  • Territory gained to America
  • America wanted compensation, money for the USS Maine, an end to reconsentration, and Cuban independence
  • December 1898 the US signs with Spain and the Cubans were recognized and given independance
  • In return for 20 million dollars. Spain also gave up the Philippines Puerto Rico and Guam. These became US territories
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