Spanish - American War
Updated: 1/8/2020
Spanish - American War
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  • Americans used Yellow Journalism to show exaggerated storys so the President would help Cuba with its rebellion agaisnst Spain
  • Breaking News!500,000 Cubans slaughtered for rebelling against Spanish soldiers
  • The USS Maine blew up patroling Cuba, and the US blamed it on the Spanish
  • Blame it on the Spanish!
  • McKinley, the President, decides that they should take a more peaceful approach and figure out how to make a truce or stop fighting
  • We should negotiate with the Spanish
  • Great Idea!
  • Cuba will now be its own country, we need compensation for the USS Maine, an end to reconcentration camps, and a truce in Cuba!!!
  • President McKinley's demands to the Spanish
  • Gah!! All but Cuba's independence
  • America and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris to help resolve their issues
  • Treaty of Paris20 Million US dollars for Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. In addition, Spain recognizes Cuba's independence
  • Territory gained by the US. The Philippines eventually became its own country
  • Guess what!!! We managed to gain the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico from Spain! Now we can trade better with China and Japan.
  • Cool!
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