Spanish American War

  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France, as well as their respective allies. In the terms of the treaty, France gave up all its territories in mainland North America, effectively ending any foreign military threat to the British colonies there.
  • Gen. Weyler

    Weyler was born in 1838 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. During the Ten Years' War that was fought between 1868 and 1878, he served as a colonel under General Arsenio Martínez Campos, but he returned to Spain before the end of the war to fight against Carlists in the Third Carlist War in 1873. In 1878, he was made general.
  • Yellow Journalism

    Yellow Journalism
    Newspapers entered frenzied competitions for readers, exaggerated stories. William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer wrote about Cuba conflict.
  • US interests/ trade

    US interests/ trade
    U.S. Economic interests in Cuba. American Cuban trade value reached $100 in 1895. US investments in Cuba totaled $50 million dollars. Money came from Cuba's lucrative sugar plantations.
  • Cuban Rebellion

    By 1895 many Cuban had grown frustrated with Spanish authority. "Re-concentration policy" 1898 1/3 of Cuba's population had been forced into relocation camps. U.S. Senator Redfield Proctor traveled to Cuba and witnessed the actrocities first hand.
  • Teddy Roosevelt and Rough Rides

    Teddy Roosevelt and Rough Rides
    The most famous of all the units fighting in Cuba, the "Rough Riders" was the name given to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt resigned his position as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in May 1898 to join the volunteer cavalry.
  • USS Maine

    USS Maine
    At 9:40 pm on February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, killing over 260 men. The USS Maine was an American Battleship sent to Cuba's Capital n Jan. 25, 1898. 1979 naval commission reopened investigation and caused the Spanish-American War.
  • Battle of San Juan Hill

    The Battle of San Juan Hill, also known as the Battle for the San Juan Heights, was a major battle of the Spanish–American War fought between an American force under the command of William Rufus Shafter and Joseph Wheeler against a Spanish force led by Arsenio Linares y Pombo.