Spanish-American War

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Diplomats reccommend U.S. buy Cuba from Spain

1854

Diplomats reccommend U.S. buy Cuba from Spain

Cuban rebellion against Spain.

1868 - 1878

Cuba forces Spain to abolish slavery.

1886

Jose Marti launches revolution against Spain

1895

Spain sends Weyler to Cuba in efforts to resotre peace.

1896

McKinley takes office of president and demands U.S. intervention in Cuba.

1897

U.S.S. Maine is sent to Cuba to bring American citizens home.

February 1898

McKinley is called "weak" in a letter from Enrique Depoy de Lome.

February 1898

U.S.S. Maine blew up in the Havana harbor.

February 15, 1898

Spain agrees to ceasefire and all U.S. demands.

4/9/1898

America declares war on Spain.

4/20/1898

America fights first battle at Manilla in the Philippines.

4/30/1898

American forces land in Spain.

6/1898

Rough Riders clear for infantry attack and win Battle of San Juan Hill.

7/1/1898

American troops invade Puerto Rico.

7/25/1898

Ceasefire signed.

8/12/1898

Treaty of Paris 1898 is signed.

12/10/1898

U.S. receives Guam and Puerto Rico.
U.S. buys Philippines for 20 million dollars from Spain.
Cuba becomes a protectorate of the U.S.

Treaty of Paris 1898 is approved by the Senate.

2/6/1899