Spanish American War
Updated: 1/19/2021
Spanish American War

Storyboard Text

  • Cuba and the Media
  • Kill them
  • Breaking News 2,000 killed in Cuba
  • U.S.S. Maine
  • McKinley
  • The people are demanding action but we need to remain peaceful
  • Things in Cuba were bad because of Valerino Weyler but Yellow Journalism made it look worse.
  • Demands
  • From William McKinley We would like componsation for the U.S.S. Maine, a truce in Cuba, an end to reconentration camps and Cuban Independence.
  • The U.S.S. Maine was near Havanna because of riots but it exploded on February 15 and it was thought that Spain was behind it.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • William McKinley was the President and he wanted to stay peaceful.
  • Territory Gains
  • McKinley sent demands to the Spanish such as a truce in Cuba, an end to Reconcentration camps, compensation for the Maine, and Cuban independence. Everything was done except Cuban independence so war broke out.
  • After less than one year of fighting the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the war. The Treaty made Cuba independent.
  • For 20,000,000 dollars the U.S. got Guam, Puerto Rico, and The Philippine Islands.