Spanish-American War

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  • Cuba had been under Spanish rule since Columbus came in 1492. Over the centuries, Cubans grew a hate for Spain's harsh rule.
  • Cuba
  • U.S. President William McKinley decided to declare war on Spain after he read about the harsh treatment given to Cubans by the Spaniards. Also the U.S.S. Maine was sunk off the coast of Havana, Cuba, thinking it was Spaniards who did it and this drives his intention to declare war even more.
  • WE MUST DECLARE WAR ON SPAIN!!
  • United States Early 1898
  • The Battle of Manila Bay was the first battle of the Spanish-American War. The U.S. destroy Spain's three fleet ships and win the battle.
  • Phillipines   May 1898
  • At the Battle of San Juan Hill, future president Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders and the U.S. troops to victory against the Spaniards.
  • WE WILL RIDE TO VICTORY!!!
  • Victory
  • Cuba  July 1898
  • The Battle of Santiago was the last battle of the war. This is where the Spanish fleet was destroyed by the U.S. After the ferocious Battle of Santiago, the U.S. and Spain agreed to stop fighting. The United States won the war.
  • Cuba  July 1898
  • The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The treaty granted Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico to the U.S. It also granted Cuba it's own independence.
  • The  Treaty of Paris
  • Paris Late 1898
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