The Spanish-American War
By: Nita Johnston
Although, because of telling a few white lies, it has helped the States to want to help another country with something we suffered with once; independence. Hearing about reconcentration camps was the saddest thing to have read about; the poor souls of Cuba don't deserve any of this brutality. To help the people within that country, continue to write these stories and continue to inform the public about what is happening within Cuban borders. Until they are independent, everyone should do their best to help Cuba fight.
de Lôme and the USS Maine
Shortly after that happening, when our beloved USS Maine was destroyed, the respect for Spain completely tumbled and died. Mines were found underneath the ship ported in Havana, which were set off after two weeks of being there to help the citizens of the port's city. Spain refuses to admit that they are to blame for this explosion and they are to be punished for that!
Splendid Little War
A New Power
After the war was over in Cuba, the country was destroyed. The United States used foreign policy to help fix up the place, making schools, roads and improved sanitation. But, the Cubans were annoyed with Americans still within their borders, since the Treaty and Teller Amendment says that the nation would stay out of Cuba once the war was over. The US finally withdrew in 1902, but only after Cuba made the Platt Amendment, where it allowed America to intervene in Cuban affairs and to buy or lease land for naval bases. In 1934 the Amendment was repealed, but a naval base still operates on Cuban land.