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Transcript of Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American war began in April of 1898 and ended in August of the same year.
On the winning side of the war was the US, Cuban separatists, and Puerto Ricans. The losing side was the Kingdom of Spain.
Why the US?
The primary reason for US involvement were the economic interests in Cuba. The Spanish also blew up the USS Maine so that kinda fueled the fire.
Economic interests in sugar and mining
Semi-freedom of Cuban people
Guam and Puerto Rico
Liberation of Philippines and then "reformation" of Philippines
Treaty of Paris
American interests- sugar and mining
Public opinion- the press and imperialism
President- McKinley and his imperialism
By: Katie Reynolds