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  • The Spanish-American War started because Spain did not let Cuba do trade with America
  • Because America invested $50 million dollars in Cuba's sugarcane plantations, mines and railroads they fought for Cuba's independence
  • We want to trade with America!
  • In his letter, he stated his opinion on the Spanish involvement in Cuba and President William Mckinley's diplomacy. When his letter was published in February 9, 1898, it was named the "Worst Insult to the United States in its History".
  • The De Lôme Letter triggered America into the Spanish-American war. The letter was written by Señor Don Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish Ambassador to the United States to Don José Canelejas, the Foreign Minister of Spain but was intercepted by the Cuban rebels.
  • President McKinley is a weak president
  • On February 15,1898, the U.S.S Maine in Havana Harbor blew up
  • It must be Spain!
  • America accused Spain of blowing up the U.S.S Maine but it was actually caused by a mechanical problem. The explosion killed 268 men
  • The battleship U.S.S. Maine blew up!!
  • On July 1st, 1898, Theodore Roosevelt led the "Rough Riders" up to San Juan Heights with heavy artillary to help end the Spanish-American War.
  • Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" defeated the Spanish forces
  • The Battle of Santiago de Cuba resulted in the victory for the US Navy and the destruction of the Spanish fleet.
  • On May 1, 1898 at the Manila Bay in the Philippines, a battle broke out between America and Spain
  • The U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroyed the Spanish Pacific fleet killing 400 Spanish sailors and wrecking 10 Spanish warships while only wounding 6 Americans
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