the spanish american war

the spanish american war

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  • Spain had control over Cuba.It wanted independence.Cuba rebelled against Spain
  • the people are outraged at the letter in the newspaper
  • Valeriano Weyler was sent from Spain to control the rebellion.Many writers would use yellow journalism, or expand the truth,to get people to buy newspapers.
  • McKinley gave a list of demands to Spain as a final way to try to make peace.
  • A letter that described McKinley as ‘weak and a bidder admiration to the people’ was published in the newspapers. This led to an american outcry
  • on may 1st 1898, Dewey destroyed ALL of the pacific fleet (438) in just seven hours.
  • CHARGE!!!
  • RETREAT!!!
  • On February 15th, 1989, the U.S.S Maine explodes While patrolling the coast and killed over 250 Americans. The U.S blames Spain
  • the treaty of Paris was signed in December 1898.
  • THE TREATY OF PARIS - Spain will recognize Cuban independence -Spain will pay 20 million dollars to the U.S -Spain will give up Puerto Rico, The Philippines, and the pacific island of guam
  • this included an end reconstruction camps, a truce in Cuba, and Cuban independence. Spain agreed to all but the last one.
  • Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders (a volunteer Calvary full of policemen, miners, etc.) up San Juan hill. The fleet tried to escape, but couldn't.
  • In It,the Spanish gov. recognized cubas independence, Payed $20million and gave up puerto rico,the philippines,and the pacific island of guam
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