Let's end this "splendid little war", 15 weeks is long enough!
Secretary of State John Hay
"We call it the Spanish-American war, not the splendid little war."
President William Mckinley
We will organize a meeting with Spain. Through this meeting, Spain must free Cuba and turn over Guam and Puerto Rico before we sign a treaty with them. We will also negotiate a deal to annex the Philippines.
December 10, 1898
For us to agree on this treaty, you must free Cuba and turn over Guam and Puerto Rico to us. We will also buy the Philippines from you for $20 million -President William Mckinley
Both nations sign the Treaty of Paris
Do you really think it was right to annex the Philippines?
"There was nothing left for us to do but to take them all (the Philippine Islands) and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and Christianize them." -President William Mckinley