Spanish American War

  • Cuba's First War for Independence

    Cuba's First War for Independence
    The war was not successful but was their first attempt at independence
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    Cuba’s first war for independence.

  • Valeriano Weyler was sent to Cuba from Spain.

    Valeriano Weyler was sent to Cuba from Spain.
    He built concentration camps to house the majority of the Cubans to separate the civilians from the rebels
  • The Publication of the De Lome Letter

    The Publication of the De Lome Letter
    The Cubans intercepted a letter from Spain's ambassador to the US. (Enrique Dupuy de Lome), in which he called president Mckinley weak and stupid. Cuban Rebels leaked the letter to Hearst who published it in the journal. This event embarrassed the Spanish government.
  • The Explosion of the USS Maine

    The Explosion of the USS Maine
    The ship was in the harbor of Havana and the ship had exploded and many died as the ship sank.
  • Naval Blockade of Cuba

    Naval Blockade of Cuba
    President Mckinley signed a joint congressional resolution demanding the Spanish to withdraw. This also authorized the president to use military force to help Cuba gain its freedom.
  • U.S. Attempt to Purchase Cuba.

    U.S. Attempt to Purchase Cuba.
    In an effort to buy the island of Cuba from Spain, our president ordered the U.S. minister to Spain, Pierre Soulé, to try to secure the influence of European financiers on the Spanish government.
  • US declares war with Spain.

    US declares war with Spain.
    the war was declared after the USS Maine explosion and sunk with the blame of the Spanish.
  • US attack on Manila Bay

    US attack on Manila Bay
    was the first major war that took first that took place in the Spanish-American war. the US won this war, resulting in the ending of the Spanish colonial rule in the Americas.
  • The Battle of San Juan Hill

    The Battle of San Juan Hill
    general William Shafter ordered an attack on the village of El Caney and San Juan Hill. Hundreds died.
  • The US invades Cuba

    The US invades Cuba
    they invaded Cuba on the same day they led an attack on san huan Hill.
  • Capture of Puerto Rico

    Capture of Puerto Rico
    The American forces suffered casualties, death, and wounded soldiers. Because of the Treaty of Paris of 1898, ratified on April 11, 1899, Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States. Spain had lost its last colony in the Western Hemisphere and the United States gained more power.
  • The Treaty of Paris of 1898

    The Treaty of Paris of 1898
    The Treaty of Paris helped give Puerto Rico the freedom they wanted from Spain