Most of the countries affected by the treaty fought for decades for their liberation from Spain, like the Cuban soldiers in the photo. None of them were represented at the signing of the contract. (Read more about the photo and the three wars Cubans fought for independence.) By a protocol signed in Washington on August 12, 1898. It was agreed that the United States and Spain would each appoint no more than five commissioners to deal with peace, and that the commissioners so appointed would meet in Paris no later than October 1, 1898, and continue negotiations and the conclusion of a peace treaty, the treaty of which was to be ratified in accordance with the respective constitutional forms of the two countries. When he left his last recording session in Memphis, Otis Redding intended to return soon to the song he had been working on – he still had to replace a whistled verse as a placeholder with additional lyrics he hadn`t yet written. In the meantime, however, there was a . On October 1, 1898, peace negotiations between representatives of the United States and Spain began in Paris. The U.S. contingent demanded that Spain recognize and guarantee Cuba`s independence and transfer ownership from the Philippines to the United States. In addition, the United States has demanded that Spain pay Cuba`s estimated national debt of $400 million. According to the U.S. National Park Service, “The Spanish-American War and its aftermath delayed Philippine independence until after World War II, but established a relationship that favored a significant Filipino population within U.S. borders.”  As debate in the Senate continued, Andrew Carnegie and former President Grover Cleveland asked the Senate to reject the treaty.
Both men strongly opposed such imperialist policies and participated in the US Anti-Imperialist League, along with other prominent members such as Mark Twain and Samuel Gompers.  Some expansionists in the Senate supported the treaty and reaffirmed these views by arguing that the Philippines is on a different basis. However, it is true that without any original idea of a total or even partial acquisition, the presence and success of our weapons in Manila impose obligations on us that we must not neglect. The March of Events governs and beyond human action. We fully profess the goal that has animated all our efforts and we always strive to adhere to it, and we cannot be indellable that war, without any desire or purpose on our part, has brought us new duties and responsibilities that we must fulfill and fulfill as we become a great nation, on the growth and career of which the leader of nations from the very beginning clearly wrote the High Command and the promise of civilization. has.. .