Spanish-American War

By: Teddy Deles

Updates on Cuba's Independence

To America,

Hello, I am a colonist writing this letter to America keeping an update about Cuba's independence. The struggles are real between Cuba and Spain and us as in America too. Our political system and land control from Spain on Cuba had led them to their second rebellion under Jose Marti. He failed to successfully lead Cuba to independence which has only tensed the relationships between us. Meanwhile Spain in reacting to their second rebellion for freedom sent in a commander named Valeranio Weyler to take care of the Cuban rebels. He set up a system called "reconcentration camps" in which put the Cuban rebels into unsanitary and very dirty areas where they are kept to die. I personally don't like this and I encourage us in America to do something about it. The people here in Cuba just want peace and freedom. That is all I have for today, I will update you on any more information I get, bye.

Sincerely,

Ted the colonist

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Tensions With Spain

To America,

Hello and I am back for more updates about what's happening around the world which involves us the United States and Spain. An incident occurred just a couple of days ago when we sent the USS Maine battleship to Cuba to help ease tensions between them and Spain in which Spain reportedly blew up the USS Maine. The event was so catastrophic that some say and even myself call for the U.S. to go to war. Also another related topic about this is we received a letter from a Spanish Ambassador named De Lome in which was sent to our U.S. president, William McKinley. The letter reportedly insulted our president and overall called him useless and a low standard. Myself really don't like the term "war" but I think this is a time for ourselves and the U.S. to declare a war against Spain for what they have done to us and abuse of Cuba. That is all I have to share for today, I will report more news about future reports.

From,

Ted the colonist

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Details on Spanish-American War

To America.

Hello and I am Ted the colonist back after a couple of months since the start of the Spanish-American war to give details on what took place. The fighting started out in the Philippines then later moved to Cuba where the biggest battles were made. Minor battles in the two countries happened at places such as Manila Bay and Manila, Philippines plus Santiago and Havana,Cuba. The biggest battle of the war took place at San Juan Hill, Cuba where U.S. rough riders took care of the battle which resulted in as the 'turning point' in the war where the U.S. afterwards won battles easily and ended the war. The rough riders group at the San Juan Hill battle were made up of cowboys and generals of the U.S. where they were a feared group of fighters. The end of the war resulted in many casualties and deaths such as 5,500 American deaths and thousands of casualties for each side of the war. We are not sure about the number of deaths the Spanish had but we can conclude the number is upwards of a thousand and more.Those are the basic details of the Spanish-American War with the U.S. winning, I am Ted the colonist signing out.

From,

Ted the colonist

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Cartoon and Politics

This picture shown below is a cartoon made after the Spanish-American War and during the time in the making of the Treaty of Paris. Breaking down the cartoon characters being shown is Theodore Roosevelt and Uncle Sam in the background. We believe this shows they support the two characters in the front and what they are doing in which is bring down the flag off territory which could be used to make an empire. The other two characters in the cartoon we think are on the right is President Andrew Carnegie and on the left I am not sure of but think is some worker. Now we believe this shows that they are against the Treaty of Paris which would lead to an empire and we know Andrew Carnegie is part of the Anti-Imperialist league. The Anti-Imperialist league was a group who didn't support the Treaty of Paris who thought there is no liberty with a built empire. Besides the cartoon, the U.S. did pass the Treaty of Paris in which significantly gave Cuba Independence and America islands and power. The U.S.though was somewhat breaking the Treaty of Paris which stated the U.S. would get off Cuba territory in which later resulted in 1902 for the U.S. to remove troops from Cuba and then passed was the Platt Amendment.This amendment allowed the U.S. to help Cuba with it's foreign policy and affairs and to buy naval base islands but kept the U.S. from taking Cuba under itself again.
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