Spanish American War

Spanish American War

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  • Cuban Rebellion/yellow journalism
  • Explosion of U.S.S. Maine
  • OH NO!!
  • Oh Dear
  • Cool.
  • President McKinley's role of Peace
  • The Cubans need help!
  • We shall not declare war on Spain!
  • BOO!
  • In the mid-1890's Cuba rebels against Spain, who sends their best General Valeriano Weyler! The press would exaggerate stories of captured Cubans to sell more papers. That is called yellow journalism.
  • U.S. demands to the Spanish
  • We want...
  • The U.S.S. Maine mysteriously exploded on February 15, 1985 in Havana, Cuba which killed more than 250 sailors.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • To maintain peace President McKinley was very hesitant to go to war and waited until it was truly necessary.
  • Territory Gained by U.S.
  • Welcome to America!
  • The U.S. wanted the Spanish to recognize Cuba's independence, pay back the damage of the U.S.S. Maine, and to end their Reconcentration Camps.
  • The December of 1889 the U.S. and Spain signed a peace treaty saying we will not attack if they leave Cuba in peace.
  • After the treaty of Paris the U.S. gained the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific island of Guam for $20,000,000
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