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
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.
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