Spanish American War
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Before in Cuba
In Cuba the Spanish were in rule, but...
200,000 Cubans died
No! 100,000 Cubans go to camps.
The public and McKinly's response
No!! It is too much money
The Yellow Journalism believes that America should help the Cubans. They are struggling soo much.
The Cubans burn the American Plantations
The USS Maine - In Havanna Harbor
We must protect American citizens and property.
The Cubans (right) try to get America to help them when Spain's Valerio Weyler (left) starts to put Cubans in concentration camps.
McKinley tries to keep peace
We must maintain peace.
Demands to the Spanish~ Compensation for the USS Maine~ An end to reconstruction camps in Cuba~ A truce in Cuba~ Cuban Independence
President McKinley disagrees and does not want to start a war. The Cubans start burning American plantations and try to persuade McKinley and the American public through Yellow Journalism.
American citizens blame Spain for the destruction of the USS Maine and the death of 250 American citizens.
End of War
The Treaty Of ParisSigned by U.S. and Spain in December 1898.The war is over.Spain recognizes Cuban Independence and gives the United States $20 million.
The United States gets Guam, The Phillipenes, and Puerto Rico/
Dewey, go to the Phillipines and attack the Spanish there if a war starts in Cuba.
Spain listen to our demands.
Dewey launches a surprise attack on the Spanish fleet in Manilla Bay, and takes out all 20 ships in 7 hours.
Spain agrees to the all demands but the last one.
On April 11, 1898 broke out.
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