Spanish-American War Storyboard

Spanish-American War Storyboard

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yellow journalism

Storyboard Text

  • If you can read this, I owe you a cookie.
  • Cuba rebelled against Spain, but things were exaggerated through yellow journalism.
  • What really happened
  • The U.S.S. Maine Sunk
  • Yellow Journalism
  • President McKinley didn't want war
  • Peace!
  • The Cubans asked for the U.S.'s help. When the U.S. didn't help, the Cubans burned America's sugar plantations.
  • McKinley's Demands
  • 37 *s
  • Give Cuba independence!
  • The U.S.S. Maine exploded for unknown reasons, and yellow journalists took the chance and blamed it on the Spanish, along with exaggerating.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Fine, fine! Here you go!
  • After all this, most Americans wanted war, but McKinley wanted to stay peaceful and tried to arrange an agreement with the Spanish.
  • Territory Gained
  • 45 *s
  • The U.S. demanded for compensation for the U.S.S. Maine, an end to the reconcentration camps, a truce in Cuba, and Cuban independence.
  • We'll give you everything but that!
  • V.S.
  • The Treaty of Paris was a treaty between Spain and the U.S. signed in December 1898. In the treaty, Spain gives Cuba independence and gives the U.S. some territories.
  • Yay islands!
  • 45 *s
  • Cuban Flag Here
  • The U.S. got the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam for $20 million.
  • Yay islands with nothing on them!
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