Camille Attaway: Spanish-American War
Updated: 1/7/2020
Camille Attaway: Spanish-American War
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  • Cuban Rebellion
  • 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.
  • AmericaSpain
  • The U.S. gained the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam as territories from Spain. America had to pay twenty million dollars.
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