Spanish American War
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I kind of want independence.
Please don't take us there.
To the Reconcentration Camps with you.
USS MAINE EXPLOSION
President McKinley Praises Peace
PEACE THERE MUST BE PEACE!!!
The Cubans revolted but the result was they got put in reconcentration camps.
U.S. demands to the Spanish
The USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor.
Battle of Manila
Victory for the U.S. We destroyed all of the Spanish Ships. It only took us 7 hours.
Despite Everything that happened President McKinley did not want war with Spain.
Treaty of Paris/Land Gained
We get Guam, Philippines, and Puerto Rico
So you get 20 million dollars
The U.S. as a last ditch attempt to prevent war with Spain the U.S. sent an ultimatum.
We will declare war if you don't end reconcentration camps, compensation for the Maine, a truce in Cuba, and Cuban independence.
The battle of Manila was the first action of the war and the U.S. won. The battle was in Manila harbor which is in the Philippines.
The Americans and the Spanish reached a deal. The Spanish would get 20 million dollars. The United States would get Cuban Independence, Guam, Philippines, and Puerto Rico.