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3.02 U.S. Territorial Expansion

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Transcript of 3.02 U.S. Territorial Expansion

Causes of the War
Causes of the War
Cubans Wanting Independence
Spain canceled a trade port between the US and Cuba
Sinking of the USS Maine
During the War
The fight in Cuba was very difficult. the U.S. Army was not prepared for a battle like this. The uniforms were made from wool and were too hot and humid to be worn. Meat was rotten and other food was scares. Ammo and weapons soon became limited too.
What led up to War
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The Yello Press
' - To increase readership and support to Cuba, articles with dramatic and exaggerating plots about Cubans, which originated from the 'New York Journal'.

The USS Maine
- in January 1898, the U.S. sent a battleship to Cuba to protect Americans there. But a month later, it exploded on the Havana Border, and the Spanish were condemned
3.02 U.S. Territorial Expansion
The Spanish American War
Results

On December 10, 1898, Spain and the U.S. signed the Treaty of Paris, that officially ended the Spanish-American War. This Treaty relinquished Spanish claim to Cuba. Over 250 million dollars was spend to defeat Spain. About 2,000 soldiers died.
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