Spanish-American War
Updated: 1/8/2020
Spanish-American War
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  • Cuban Rebellion and Yellow Journalism
  • Blowing up of the U.S.S. Maine
  • President McKinley's role in peace
  • peace
  • The Cubans were rebelling against because Spain had control over them. The Spanish sent 150,000 troops with there best general Valeriano to put down the rebellion. Yellow journalism was newspapers that were exaggerated about the Cubans and Spanish which made people want America to do something about it.
  • U.S. Demands to the Spanish
  • No!
  • Independence
  • American ship the U.S.S Maine blew up while it was in Cuba and we still aren't sure if it was caused by the Spanish but that is what people think.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Even after all that had happened President McKinley's still hesitated to fight and tried to stay peaceful.
  • Territory Gained by the U.S.
  • Territory
  • President demanded 4 things from The Spanish on his last attempt of peace. The Spanish accepted all but one and that was Cuba would have independence.
  • After we wrecked the Spanish on December 1898, US signs a treaty with Spain. Spain recognizes Cuban independence and America gained territory.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • After the Treaty of Paris American gained territory. They got Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam.
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