Caroline Fowler - Spanish-American War
Updated: 1/8/2020
Caroline Fowler - Spanish-American War
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  • Cuban Rebellion - Yellow Journalism
  • The U.S. should get involved and help Cuba!
  • The newspapers say that the things happening in Cuba are really bad!
  • USS Maine
  • President William McKinley’s Role in Peace
  • I don't want to join the war unless I have to!
  • Cuba burned American sugarcane plantations in Cuba and used yellow journalism to get the U.S.'s attention. Yellow journalism is when people exaggerate their stories to make them more interesting.
  • U.S. Demands to the Spanish
  • On February 15, the USS Maine exploded, killing more than 250 American sailors! The U.S. blamed Spain.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Fine, we will give Cuba independence.
  • The U.S. wanted to join the war, but President McKinley hesitated. He kept the peace for the time being.
  • Territory Gained by the U.S.
  • Alright, I'll give these territories to the U.S.
  • The U.S. demanded that Spain end concentration camps, have a truce in Cuba, have compensation of the USS Maine, and give Cuba independence. Spain agreed to all except the last one.
  • We will not give Cuba independence!
  • In December 1898, the U.S. signed a treaty with Spain that recognized Cuba's independence. 
  • Yay!
  • The U.S. paid Spain $20 million for the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Island of Guam.
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