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!
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.
The U.S. paid Spain $20 million for the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Island of Guam.
Over 12 Million
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