Spanish American War

Spanish American War

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  • Cuba Revolts - Yellow journalism
  • This is what they're doing to us!
  • I like to exaggerate!
  • We should help them!
  • The Destruction of the USS Maine
  • President McKinley wants peace
  • You should declare war!
  • No. I want peace
  • Cuba revolts against Spain. To get US attention, they use yellow journalism
  • US demands to Spanish.
  • The USS Maine is blown up. The US jumps to the conclusion that Spain did it.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Treaty of Paris
  • President McKinley did not want to declare war on Spain. He wanted peace even if they blew up his ship.
  • Territory Gained
  • The US sent a list of demands to the Spanish which included a end to the reconsecration camps.
  • Demands To Spanish
  • The US made a treaty with Spain at the end of the war. This gave the US control over Cuba for $20 million.
  • The US got control over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippians.
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