Spanish American War
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President William McKinley
Cuba got America to join the cuban rebellion by burning America's sugar cane plantations and by exaggerating stories in yellow journalism.
U.S. demands to Spain
The U.S.S. maine exploded and killed 250 Americans. The Maine was blamed on Spain.
Treaty of Paris
President William McKinley did not want to go to war,
Territory Gained by U.S.
McKinley sent a list of demands to Spain as a last peace attampt. They followed all but #4, so McKinley finally declared war.
1. Pay for Maine2. No more camps!3. Cuban Truce4. Cuban independence!
The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1898 with Spain. It declared Cuban independance.
In exchange for 20 million dollars, the U.S. gained the Philippines, Peurto Rico and Guam as territories.
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