Spanish ambassador described McKinley as "weak bidder for the admiration of the crowd."
The USS Maine, which guarded the island of Cuba, sank from an explosion in the ammunition of the ship which killed 250 American soldiers. Cubans blamed.
LET'S BE BROS
McKinley refuses to fight no matter how the people of America urge to fight.
McKinley asked for constipation for the USS Maine, Cuban independence, Church of Cuba, an end to re-concentration camps, and for Cuban independence. The Spanish did not agree to the last demand. This sparked war.
The Treaty Of Paris was signed by the US in Cuba.
The U.S gained Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico in an exchange of $20 million.