The Spanish American War
Updated: 1/8/2020
The Spanish American War
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  • PEACE! 
  • The Cubans rebelled from Spain. They used Yellow Journalism to try to capture America's attention by burning American sugar cane farms in Cuba.
  • I Demand...
  • The U.S.S. Maine exploded killing almost 250 people.
  • McKinley wanted to make peace with Spain.
  • As a final attempt at peace, McKinley demands money for USS Maine, the ending of reconcentration camps, truce in Cuba, and Cuban independence from Spain.
  • The US signed the Treaty of Paris with Spain.
  • Spain gave up the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the island of Guan to the US in exchange for $20 million.
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