1 Newspaper headledlines are screaming about a war in cuba
1.1 These newspaper publishers help the
war vs. spain, it was Joseph Pulitzer and
William Randolph Hearst
1.1.1 The newspaper writes crated sensational,
often exaggerated news stories. So it cause
many Americans for the Cuban rebels.
188.8.131.52 They also created stories about Spanish brutality
184.108.40.206.1 William MCKinley was elected president and made sevral events soon led to war
220.127.116.11.1.1 They sent a U.S Battleship USS Maine to
Havana Harbor. The USS Maine mission was
to protect the U.S Citizens.
18.104.22.168.1.1.1 The USS Maine exploded and sank
with a loss of 266 men
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 American Press immediately
blamed Spain after the explosion
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 US declared a war on spain
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1 Us army was 280000 men in
war but, did not have
enough rifle, ammunition,
and not appropriate clothing
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.1 Landing on june 22, 1998, US troops captured the hills
around main spanish forces at Santiago
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Main US force then attacked and captured San Jaun Hill.
The Rough Riders and the African American 9th and
10th calvalries captured nearby Kettle Hill
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 Spanish fleet tried to break through the bloackade that the US setup
but the Spanish lost and invaded Puerto Rico and days later Spanish
surrenderd with a signed cease-fire agreement of august 12 1898
1.2 Spain owned Cuba and Puerto Rico, but some Cubans revolted
agains Spanish rule. So many Americans sympathized with
Cuba's fight for independence.