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03.02 U.S. Territorial Expansion
Transcript of 03.02 U.S. Territorial Expansion
The Spanish-American War Storybook
Accurate details on what took place during the event
The U.S. Army was not prepared for the war. Ammo and weapons were limited and weak. Most food was rotten and could not be consumed such as the putrid meat. The Army's uniform was made of wool and was too hot to be able to function freely and energetically in the humid climate.
The results of the event
On December 10, 1898, Spain and the United Sates signed the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the Spanish-American War. The treaty relinquished Spanish claim to Cuba. More than $250 million was spent to defeat Spain, and about 2,000 soldiers died.
The incidents leading up to the main event
In January 1898, a battleship named the "USS Maine" was sent by the U.S. to Cuba to protect Americans inhabiting the country. Around a month later, the battleship exploded on the famous Havana Border and the Spanish were censured.
The Yellow Press was to increase
readership and support to Cuba.
Articles with dramatic and
exaggerating plots about Cubans,
which originated from the 'New
York Journal' and 'New York World'.
The reasons for the event
It was known that Cubans desired independence.
The explosion of the battleship "USS Maine" caused the Cubans to be condemned.
Spain canceled a trade pact between the United States and Cuba.