colby's timeline

Timeline created by colby krutsinger
  • Cuba's first war for Independence

    Cuba's first war for Independence
    Cuban Independence Movement against Spanish rule. Was an upsetting ten year to lose. The U.S. intervention ended the Spanish colonial presence.
  • Valeriano Weyler sent to Cuba

    Valeriano Weyler sent to Cuba
    the Spanish sent the infamous General Weyler, known as the Butcher to Cuba to put down the insurrection. Weyler lived up to his name and prevented the insurrectos to make more leading populations against the Spanish rule.
  • American interest in Cuba

    American interest in Cuba
    America had held an interest in Cuba which is 90 miles south of Flordia. In 1854 diplomats recommended to president Franklin Peirce that the united states buy Cuba from Spain.
  • The De Lome Letter

    The De Lome Letter
    The new york journal published a private letter written by Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish minister to the United States. A Cuban rebel had stolen the letter from a Havana post office and leaked it to the newspaper, which was thirsty for scandal. The de Lôme letter criticized President McKinley, calling him weak and a bidder for the admiration of the crowd.
  • Explosion of the USS Marine

    Explosion of the USS Marine
    A few days after the De Lome letter was published the resentment toward spin turned to outrage. McKinley ordered the U.S.S. marine to Cuba to bring home American citizens from the danger of fighting. February 15 1898 the ship blew up in the harbor of Havana. more than 260 men were killed.
  • The Yellow press began to shape American public opinion with respect to Cuba's Civil war

    The Yellow press began to shape American public opinion with respect to Cuba's Civil war
    One of many factors that helped push the United States and Spain into war in Cuba and the Philippines. This is important because it had given even more reasons why they should get into war with Cuba.
  • Jose Martini led Cuba's second war for Independence

    Jose Martini led Cuba's second war for Independence
    Insisted that the next war should be short and fought with a "republican method and spirit" This is important because he wanted to lead the war but he did such a horrible job he ended up losing not even in a few battles.
  • U.S. declares war on Spain

    U.S. declares war on Spain
    The United States Congress declared war upon Spain. The ensuing Spanish American War resulted in a decisive victory for the United States
  • U.S. attack on Manila Bay

    U.S. attack on Manila Bay
    it happened during the Spanish-American war. The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged and destroyed the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Contraalmirante Patricio Montojo.
  • Battle of San Juan Hill

    Battle of San Juan Hill
    battle against the Spanish and the American force under command of William Rufus. Spanish force ran by Arsenio Linares y Pombo.
  • Destruction of the Spanish fleet in Cuba

    Destruction of the Spanish fleet in Cuba
    The Spanish fleet was sunk with minimal casualties for the Americans who suffered only two men killed or wounded. The Americans pulled a total of 1889 Spanish sailors from the water.
  • Spanish surrender the Philippines

    Spanish surrender the Philippines
    Spanish governor Fermin Jaudenes made manila surrender with an arranged show of resistance that preserved Spanish sensibilities of honour and excludes Aguinaldo's Filipinos.
  • Capture of Puerto Rico

    Capture of Puerto Rico
    The U.S. captured many Spanish and Puerto Rico civilians and on April 11th, 1899 Puerto Rico became owned by the U.S.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1898

    Treaty of Paris of 1898
    The treaty of Paris was signed by the Spanish and the Americans to end the Spanish and American war. Spain claimed sovereignty over and title to Cuba and also ceded Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States.
  • Armistice is signed between the U.S. and the Spanish

    Armistice is signed between the U.S. and the Spanish
    The U.S. declared war against Puerto Rico and the Spanish likewise crumbled in the face of the superior U.S. forces. An armistice was signed between Spain and the United States.
  • U.S. invades Cuba

    U.S. invades Cuba
    it was a failed landing in the southwest part of Cuba
  • naval blockade of Cuba

    naval blockade of Cuba
    John F Kennedy announced a quarantine on Cuba so they couldn't deploy ships or missiles