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Transcript of Spanish-American War
Franny Schulte Isaac Abbo
Andrew DeLong Following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain 12 days later. PROS CONS The U.S supported Cuban rebels fighting for their independence from Spain. U.S expansionists saw the war as a chance to take control of spanish territories The United States added the Teller Amendment following its declaration of war against Spain on April 25th, 1898; the Amendment stated that America would not establish permanent control over Cuba. The United States gives the Spanish government the choice to terminate its presence in Cuba or they would go to war on March 29th, 1896 The trigger point was the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine. Journalists blamed it on Spain so the Yellow Journalists inflamed the situation and then Congress declared war May 1,1898-Battle of Manila Bay under the command of Commodore George Dewey. Dewey did not have enough troops to capture Manila until 15,000 US troops arrived towards the end of July. 1898-Battles of El Caney, Kettle Hill, and San Juan HIll: Three decisive battles fought in one day.