Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

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  • Cubans rebelled against Spain for new laws starting in 1868.
  • Gruesome Cuban Death During Fight for Freedom!
  • AHH! Spain is evil!
  • The USS Maine was blown up in an accident by Havana, Cuba.
  • USS Maine
  • 250 of my fellow Americans died! Spain must be to blame, for the papers never lie!
  • President McKinley tried to keep peace through the protests for war.
  • Why should we get involved with a war that may give us unbearable colonial burdens?
  • The US papers start publishing false or exaggerated stories about death and “reconcentration” camps (which were real).
  • In a final attempt for peace, McKinley sent a list of demands to
  • The papers took it as a chance to blame Spain even though the cause was never proven.
  • After less than a year of fighting, the Treaty of Paris was made to end
  • Where do I sign?
  • He tried everything he could think of to not spend the money and effort on war, which made some citizens crazy.
  • The territories givin to the US in the war were Puerto Rico,
  • Spain. Spain agreed on all except Cuban freedom in hopes of preventing war with the US.
  • Sir! We have just received a letter from the USA!
  • 1. Repayment for Maine 2. Cuban independence 3. End to reconcentration camps 4. A truce with Cuba
  • war. The treaty said that Spain would repay for the Maine, give up Cuba, and give territory to the USA.
  • Treaty of Paris I hereby sign that I... x_________________________
  • Right there!
  • the Philippines, and the Pacific island of Guam. These were (sadly) written to be territories, but not states.
  • Now that we own all these islands, I can go on vacation anytime!
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