spanish american war

spanish american war

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  • In 1854 the US attempted to buy Cuba from Spain. Spain stated that they'd rather see Cuba sink into the ocean. 
  • Can we have Cuba?
  • NO.
  • in 1895 a cuban poet and journalist  was exiled from new york for starting a revolution against spain.
  • We don't start revolutions against Spain here.
  • Although  the explosion was an accident the  us newspapers falsely blamed Spain for the incident.
  • On April 20th America declared a six month war. Roosevelt and Leonard wood were the leaders of the Ruffriders.
  • On August 12th  the US and Spain had an argument  called a splendid little war it lasted 15 weeks. it was decided the US had the right to annex the Philippines.
  • 15 weeks later...
  • Some felt that the treaty violated the Declaration of Independence. on Febuary 6th, 1899 the annexation question was settled with the senates approval of the treaty of paris. 
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