The Cubans burn the American Sugar Cane Plantations to attract he interset of the Americans. Cuabns used yellow journalism to make the stories sound bigger than they were.
The U.S.S. Maine was a ship that 250 Americans died on because of an explosion that made the ship sink. The Americans blamed this on the Spanish.
Treaty of Paris
McKinley hesitates to enter into the war, so peace is still maintained.
The U.S. demanded thing from Spain such as money from the U.S.S. Maine, an end to reconstruction camps, a truce with Cuba and Cuban Independence. Spain exepted all of these expet the Cuban independence.