Spanish-American War
Updated: 1/8/2020
Spanish-American War
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  • Let us out of this camp!
  • The PaperReconcentration Camps
  • Absolutely horrible! The U.S. must get involved!
  • No! We will have peace!
  • Cubans are forced into reconcentration camps and Cuban journalists exaggerate the situations in hopes the U.S. will get involved. The exaggerated stories were called Yellow Journalism.
  • Dear Spanish,The U.S. hereby demands that you:1. provide compensation for the U.S.S. Maine2. end reconcentration camps3. make a truce in Cuba4. give Cuba its independence
  • The U.S.S. Maine, a boat in the Havana harbor, explodes, killing 250 American people. America blames the Spanish for the explosion.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • President McKinley does not want to enter the war even though this is what Americans call for, so peace is maintained.
  • Thank you!
  • The U.S. demands that the Spanish do all of these things. The Spanish accept the first three but will not give Cuba independance.
  • In December 1898, the U.S. signs the Treaty of Paris with Spain. In this treaty, Spain recognizes Cuba's independance.
  • After paying Spain 20 million dollars, the U.S. gains the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. These become U.S. territories.
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