Camille Attaway: Spanish-American War
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Blowing up U.S.S. Maine
President William McKinley's Role in Peace
Spain controlled Cuba's government and economy. Cubans rebelled against Spain. They used yellow journalism and burned Americans' sugar can plantations in order to get our help.
U.S. Demands to the Spanish
The U.S.S. Maine exploded on February 15th, causing 250 American deaths. America blamed the Spanish, even though it was probably a fire.
Treaty of Paris
President William McKinley refuses to go into war for a long time, even when Americans and Cubans pushed for war. Peace is maintained.
Territory Gained by the U.S.
The U.S.asked Spain for money for the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, to stop reconcentration camps, a truce in Cuba, and Cuban independence. They agreed to all except the last.
1. money for the U.S.S. Maine2. stop reconcentration camps3. a truce in Cuba4. Cuban independence
In December 1898, the U.S. signs with Spain. Spain recognizes Cuban independence. It is called the Treaty of Paris.
The U.S. gained the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam as territories from Spain. America had to pay twenty million dollars.
Over 12 Million
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