Cuban patriot Jose Marti' launched a war for independence from Spain in 1895 Many Americans supported the Cubans whose struggle for freedom and democracy
America Launched in Cuba
Soon after the American battleship Maine exploded in Havana harbor the yellow press promptly accused Spain of blowing up the battleship
Treaty of Paris
We want peace let's sign the Treaty !!!!!
George Dewey quickly destroyed a large part of the Spanish fleet.
Philippines were sold the the U.S.
Let's sell the Philippines to the U.S.
American troops landed in Cuba in June 1898 Although the troops were poorly trained wore unsuitable uniforms, and carried old, obsolete weapons, they were successful
In December 1898 Spain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris officially ending the Spanish -American War
In December 1898 Spain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris officially ending the Spanish -American War. Spain gave up control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific island of Guam. It also sold the Philippines to the United States.