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Cuban Independence
A look at the key figures in the events leading up to Cuba's independence from Spain.
# 28723 | 6,033 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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The struggle for Cuban independence from Spanish rule involved many people. Some of the key figures were Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Jose Marti, Maximo Gomez and Antonio Maceo. The paper shows that Cleveland and McKinley worked to maintain the status quo in Cuba, but events overcame their efforts. Marti, Gomez, and Maceo gave their lives to the cause of Cuban independence. An analysis in this paper of these men's actions leading up to the Spanish-American War provides an interesting study in diplomacy, the power of the press and the use of guerrilla tactics.

Table of Contents:

I. Introduction
II. Grover Cleveland
III. William McKinley
IV. Jose Marti
V. Maximo Gomez and Antonio Maceo
VI. Conclusion
VII. Bibliography

From the Paper:

"On 22 June 1997, McKinley received Calhoun's report that concluded that Spain could not end the rebellion. Calhoun criticized Weyler's reconcentration policy, which sought to deny the insurgents a base of operations, but caused terrible hardship for the Cuban people. Calhoun also concluded that Cuban independence was not feasible. McKinley reacted to Calhoun's report by sending a diplomatic note to Spain on 26 June 1897. In it, he demanded that Spain fight the war in accordance with humanitarian considerations, and he called for the replacement of Weyler. McKinley further stated that if Spain failed to improve conditions in Cuba that he would have no choice except to take steps to ensure peace on the island. Spain wished to avoid a confrontation with the US."

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