Why did the native Cubans revolt in 1895?

In 1894 Spain canceled a trade pact between Cuba and the United States. The imposition of more taxes and trade restrictions prodded the economically distressed Cubans in 1895 to launch the Cuban War of Independence, a resumption of the earlier struggle.

Who was involved in the De Lome Letter?

Señor Don Enrigue Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish Ambassador to the United States, wrote this letter to Don José Canelejas, the Foreign Minister of Spain. The note reveals de Lôme’s opinion about the Spanish involvement in Cuba and President McKinley’s diplomacy.

Who was General Weyler?

Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau, 1st Duke of Rubí, 1st Marquess of Tenerife (17 September 1838 – 20 October 1930) was a Spanish general and colonial administrator who served as the Governor-General of the Philippines and Cuba, and later as Spanish Minister for War.

Who helped Cuba gain independence?

In 1895 the Cuban patriot and revolutionary, José Martí, resumed the Cuban struggle for freedom that had failed during the Ten Years’ War (1868-1878).

How did Afro Cubans respond to the Independence movement?

How did Afro-Cubans respond to the independence movement? They were strong and active supporters of independence. Who accompanied the first American businessmen seeking to buy land in Hawaii?

How did de Lome Letter help cause the outbreak of the Spanish-American War?

They wanted the Americans to hate the Spaniards. How did De Lome Letter help to cause the outbreak of the war? The man who wrote the letter was a Spanish ambassador. The letter referred to the President as “weak” and insulted him like the president was a clown.

What ship sank in Havana Harbor?

the battleship U.S.S. Maine
At 9:40pm on February 15, 1898, the battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, killing 268 men and shocking the American populace. Of the two-thirds of the crew who perished, only 200 bodies were recovered and 76 identified.

Why did Weyler put Cubans in concentration camps?

To prevent the insurrectos from leading the population against Spanish rule, Weyler built concentration camps in which he imprisoned a large portion of the population. Under the harsh and unsanitary conditions in the concentration camps, Cuban prisoners died rapidly, especially from disease.

Why was Wyler nicknamed the Butcher?

In America, yellow journalism sensationalized Weyler’s ruthless tactics and named him the “Butcher.” Weyler’s ways were supported by the Spanish Conservative government, but the Liberals were angered by the destruction in Cuba. They passionately denounced his cruel treatment towards Cubans.