Spanish American War

Spanish American War

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  • In 1898, the Spanish American War began. The war didn't last for very long, but the fight for Cuba's independence did.
  • We need independence!
  • Well how would we get it John?
  • Spain ruled Cuba very harshly, and lot's of Cubans wanted independence, so they asked America for help because they were neighboring countries!
  • Uh oh, they're right behind us.
  • Spain took away Cubans and put them in Spanish camps to die. Even people's families were being taken by Spain.
  • My sister and Mom have been taken to a Spanish camp? I have to help them!
  • Why does Spain have to be so harsh on us?
  • My family don't deserve to be with Spain. They need my help!
  • On February 15, 1898, President Mckinley sent the USS Maine to Cuba to calm down the situation, in case there was a war.
  • Hey, this is a battleship! I wonder if it is an American Battleship?
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