Spanish-American War Newspaper
Over chapter 20 in the History book
New York World paper and New York Journals of events on Cuba
The people of Cuba wanted to be independent from the Spanish and that made the Spanish mad so they rejected all of the things that Cuba wanted. Then their was more trouble because the United States wanted to trade with them for goods while they where still owned to the Spanish. Then the Cubans rebelled once again and tried to fight for their rights with the Spanish. The Spanish and Cubans where done with arguing and started the war that was called Guerrilla warfare. Then a Spanish guy named Weyler forced ten of thousands of Cubans into Reconcentration camps. These camps where overcrowded, unsanitary prison camps provided little food or shelter, causing thousands of deaths from disease and starvation.
I think that the two comics and how they started getting business by exaggeration was a pretty bad idea because they where telling wrong and not true information that could get them in major trouble later on and change the U.S. Basically it could start a war with another land if the lying and exaggeration gets bad enough.
Reconcentraion camps where places where people were forced to go that where overcrowded places that where like prisons and the people that got forced to go their had little food and a lot of them died due to starvation or diseases.
The De Lome letter and the Explosion of the USS Maine
The USS Maine was a boat that had sailed to Cuba on January after riots broke out in the streets of Havana. Spaniards who opposed government reforms in Cuba led the riots. Fearing harm to American citizens and property, President McKinley had sent the Maine to Cuba to protect American Interests. People believe that the USS Maine was trying to park at the dock and their was a mine close by to the dock and the USS Maine hit that mine and exploded.
Rough Riders where Handpicked cowboys that where handpicked by Roosevelt and it was a mix of college athletes and western cowboys.
San Jaun Hill was a intense battle that was at nighttime and the U.S Army had taken the ridge. These people where also some of the Rough Riders.
Events that promoted cartoonist to draw these pictures.
The two guys that are chopping the flag down are someone from the Democrats and someone from the Republicans and the two guys in the background are McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. Each character represents a democrat or a republican in the Philippines battle.
Platt Amendment- it was an Amendment that allowed the United States to intervene in Cuban affairs and to buy or lease land for navel bases.
Anti-Imperialist League- It was an organization formed during the war to oppose the establishment of U.S. colonies.