Spanish American War

Spanish American War
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  • Cuba first rebelled in 1868. The second time they rebelled, Weyler forced hundreds of
  • The Cubans wanted America to intervene with the war,
  • In America, many newspaper businesses were competing for
  • THE WORLD IS GOING TO END!!!!!
  • thousands of Cubans into Camps. These camps were called reconcentration camps. Over 200,00 Cubans died from starvation and disease. These were not sanitary places.
  • Although the Cuban's were provoking us to go to war,
  • I WILL NOT HAVE WAR
  • so the Cubans destroyed the American's sugar plantations and their mills to get attention. This made Business owners press the government to act.
  • We sent demands for Spain to meet, and they agreed to all but the last
  • WAR IS UPON US!!!
  • readers, so they made up false stories in the Newspaper. This is know as Yellow Journalism.
  • The U.S. Navy sank the entire Spanish fleet in about 7 hours
  • McKinley didn't want to intervene with the war, he wanted America to be at peace. Many Americans were outraged at this.
  • one. Then on April 11, 1898, McKinley sent a war message to Congress. Congress ratifies it.
  • Independence celebrations were happening in the U.S.
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