Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

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Davis McLanhanahan

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  • Spain controlled Cuban government and economy.
  • In the US
  • In Cuba
  • There were riots in the capital of Cuba, Havana.
  • He was hesitant to all war action, even though America calls for war.
  • Because of this, Cubans rebelled. The Yellow Journalism exaggeration made citizens favor the rebels.
  • McKinley sent a list of demands to the Spanish.
  • The U.S.S. Maine was sent by McKinley to help protect, but it got blown up in the process.
  • The Treaty of Paris
  • President McKinley didn't want to jump into the problems, he really just wanted peace for all.
  • At the end of war, the US gained some things.
  • LAND
  • They were no reconcentration camps, compensation for Maine, a truce with Cuba, and Independence for Cuba (declined)
  • •no reconcentration camps •compensation for Maine • a truce with Cuba • Independence for Cuba
  • This was a treaty that was signed by Spain and the US in December 1898. It recognized Cuban Independence.
  • Treaty of Paris -Mckinley
  • In exchange for $20 million, the U.S. got the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. These became US territories.
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