Sp. Am. War
Updated: 1/8/2020
Sp. Am. War
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  • CUBANS AND RECONCENTRATION CAMPS CUBANS AND RECONCENTRATION CAMPS CUBANS AND RECONCENTRATION CAMPS CUBANS AND RECONCENTRATION CAMPS CUBANS AND RECONCENTRATION CAMPS CUBANS AND RECONCENTRATION CAMPS CUBANS AND RECONCENTRATION CAMPS
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Blowing Up of the U.S.S. Maine
  • President McKinley's Role in Peace
  • Yellow journalism is an exaggerated reporting of news. Cubans used it by writing about the reconcentration camps to bring the US in to help them.
  • U.S. Demand to the Spanish
  • -Compensation for the loss of the U.S.S. Maine-End the reconcentration camps-Make a truce with Cuba-Give Cuba independence
  • The U.S.S. Maine sank due to an explosion on February 15, and it killed 250 American citizens. The U.S. blamed this explosion on the Spanish.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • President McKinley did not want to push for war, besides what American citizens thought. Peace was still maintained.
  • Territory Gained by the U.S.
  • Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam
  • McKinley sent a list of demands to Spain as the last attempt at peace. It said that they need to give money for the loss of the U.S.S. Maine, end reconcentration camps, make a truce with Cuba, and give Cuba independence. They except all except independence.
  • The Treaty of Paris was signed in December of 1898 between Spain and the United States. Spain recognized Cuba's independence in the treaty.
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Independence
  • December 1898
  • In return for 20 million dollars, Spain also gave up the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
  • Spain
  • U.S.
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