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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