Spanish war

By Jem69
  • The interest of America towards Cuba

    The interest of America towards Cuba
    The Americans tried to buy Cuba from Spain and they refused without thinking about it
  • The War of Ten Years

    The War of Ten Years
    Around this time the first war for independence was formed and its name was the war of ten years but it was to enlarge Spain "empire" and "help" Cuba to get its independence.
  • Cubans destroying sugar canes

    Cubans destroying sugar canes
    When the cubans framed the spanish and destroyed the sugar canes we got mad thinking it was the spanish that did it and it was a good opportunity to be mad but it benefit the Cubans because America could get involved.
  • War Fever Escalates

    War Fever Escalates
    Spain responded to the cubans revolt by sending General Valeriano Weyler to Cuba to restore order Weyler tried to crush the rebellion by herding the entire rural population of central and western Cuba into barbed wire concentration camps. Here civilians could not give aid to rebels.An estimated 300,000 cubans filled these camps, where thousands died from hunger and disease.
  • U.S. attempt purchase Cuba

    U.S. attempt purchase Cuba
    After some rebel successes in Cuba's second war of independence in 1897, U.S. President William McKinley offered to buy Cuba for $300 million. Rejection of the offer, and an explosion that sank the American battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor, led to the Spanish–American War.
  • Publication of the De Lome Letter

    Publication of the De Lome Letter
    There was a private letter by Enrique Dupuy de Lome that was published in the New York Journal. A rebel had gotten a hold of that letter and gave it to newspapers. The letter had insulted the U.S. president. They quickly apologized and the minister resigned.
  • explosion uss maine

    explosion uss maine
    A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship USS Maine in Cuba’s Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard.
  • Battle of San Juan Hill.

    Battle of San Juan Hill.
    On July 1, 1898, United States forces and Teddy Roosevelt's troops defeated the Spanish. This was important because led to the surrender Santiago. The Spanish were defeated.
  • U.S. Invades Puerto Rico

    U.S. Invades Puerto Rico
    On July 25, 1898, The U.S. invaded Puerto Rico at Guanica.They said they were liberating the inhabitants from Spanish colonial rule.This is important because it became a U.S.territory.
  • Treaty of Paris of 1898

    Treaty of Paris of 1898
    The treaty was a peace agreement btween Spain and the U.S.that ended Spanish-American War. It gave Cuba freedom from Spain and the U.S. gained the Philippines,Puerto Rico and Guam.