Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War
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  • Yellow Journalism was used by the Cuban writers.
  • President McKinley sent the U.S.S. Maine to Havana Harbor near Cuba.
  • The U.S.S. Maine exploded, which angered Americans. They wanted war.
  • The reason for Yellow Journalism was to attract the U.S. to help deal with Spain
  • McKinley wanted peace with Spain, and so he sent them a list of demands.
  • Demands to Spain: 1. Compensation for the Maine 2: Reconcentration Camps end 3: A truce to Cuba 4: Cuban Independence
  • President McKinley sent the U.S.S. Maine to protect American citizens and property, but it was blown up. Americans blamed Spain.
  • The United States signed the Treaty of Paris with Spain.
  • McKinley hesitated, and peace is maintained. He doesn't want war at this time. He had to do something.
  • After the Treaty of Paris, the U.S. payed 20 million dollars for land.
  • These demands were a final way at a peaceful solution with Spain. They are: ( in the picture )
  • This was signed in December 1898, and the Spanish government accepted Cuba's independence.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Spain gave up the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Island of Guam to the United States.
  • Philippines
  • Pacific Island of Guam
  • Puerto Rico
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