During the Spanish American war, the Cubans wanted the U.S. to join them but the U.S. denied their requests, so to get their attention, The Cubans used Yellow Journalism and burned American Sugar Cane
The ship belonging to the U.S. titled the U.S.S. Maine exploded at sea and the U.S. blamed Spain.
President McKinley wanted to keep peace instead of joining the war, but the people wanted war.
We want war instead.
The U.S. demands to the Spanish were: compensation for the U.S.S. Maine, An end to the reconcentration camps, a truce, and idependance.
Give us stuff
From the U.S. and Cuba
Spain recognized Cuba's independance in the Treaty of Paris.
Treaty of Paris Just give Cuba indepenece.
The U.S. gained Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam from Spain for 20,000,000 $$$