Spanish war

  • Yellow fever

    Yellow fever
    Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms take 3–6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. And it turned into an epidemic
  • Americas First Interest For Cuba

    Americas First Interest For Cuba
    Around this time a secret proposal known as the Ostend Manifesto from America was proposed to buy Cuba from the Spanish colonies but the Spanish colonies refused without thinking about the offer
  • U.S. attempt to buy cuba

    U.S. attempt to buy cuba
    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.
  • war of ten years

    war of ten years
    Around this time the first war for independence was created and it was called the war of ten years but it was to enlarge our "empire" and "help" Cuba to get its independence
  • Cuba first war for Independence

    Cuba first war for Independence
    Cuban Independence Movement, nationalist uprising in Cuba against Spanish rule. It began with the unsuccessful Ten Years' War and culminated in the U.S. intervention that ended the Spanish colonial presence in the Americas
  • America building sugar canes

    America building sugar canes
    Sugar for America was a big thing and Cuba's land was really good to grow and over farm sugar and that means our economic would go up
  • Cubans distroying sugar canes

    Cubans distroying 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 benefits the Cubans because America could get involved

    Weyler’s actions fueled a war over newspaper circulation that had developed between the American
    newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph
    Pulitzer. To lure readers, Hearst’s New York Journal and
    Pulitzer’s New York World printed exaggerated accounts by reporters such as
    James Creelman of “Butcher” Weyler’s brutality.
  • War Fever Escalates

    War Fever Escalates
    Spain responded to the Cuban 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.
  • Armistice between U.S and Spain

    Armistice between U.S and Spain
    In Puerto Rico, Spanish forces likewise crumbled in the face of superior U.S. forces, and on August 12 an armistice was signed between Spain and the United States. On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War.
  • destruction of Spanish fleet in Cuba

    destruction of Spanish fleet in Cuba
    Superior naval gunnery and seamanship prevailed, and the entire 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, among them Cervera.
  • The de lome letter

    The de lome letter
    the contents of a seized Spanish letter caused an international scandal that fueled anti-Spanish and pro-war feelings in the United States. While in Washington in the middle of December, Spanish ambassador Enrique Dupuy de Lôme wrote a personal letter to his friend José Canalejas who was in Cuba.
  • 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.
  • U.S. declares war on Spain

    U.S. declares war on Spain
    Congress approved a resolution declaring war with Spain. An American ship got destroyed and we blamed it on pain. and that's how we could get involved in a military way
  • U.S attack on Manila Bay

    U.S attack on Manila Bay
    The first battle of the Spanish-American war was in the Philippines. they opened fire in Manila Bay. They destroyed every ship within a few hours. They landed in the Philippines shorty after.
  • Spanish surrender

    Spanish surrender
    The Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish-American War was signed in 1898. In it, Spain renounced all claims to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States, and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States for $20 million.
  • Blockade of Cuba

    Blockade of Cuba
    The United States embargo against Cuba prevents American businesses, and businesses with commercial activities in the United States, from conducting trade with Cuban interests. ... The United States first imposed an embargo on the sale of arms to Cuba in 1958, during the Fulgencio Batista regime.
  • U.S invades Cuba

    U.S invades Cuba
    Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence.
  • Battle of San Juan

    Battle of San Juan
    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.
  • U.S gets Puerto Rico

    U.S gets Puerto Rico
    a year later, Spain ceded the island to the United States under the provisions of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish-American War. Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory and its people became U.S. citizens.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, officially ended the American Revolutionary War.