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Do you think the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish-American War, was unfairly favorable to the United States?

  • America got most of the benefits

    Most of the terms in the Treaty of Paris give the United States more power over territory, such as how Spain ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to America. Also, the United States gained control of the Philippines, and eventually acquired the Hawaiian Islands after realizing their importance during the Spanish-American War.

  • Oh Yes Indeed

    The Treaty of Paris was signed under the terms that the U.S. would gain Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines; while so enforcing the removal of Spanish solders from Cuba). Although this may seem a little cheeky, the U.S. had superior motives behind this plan. They saw that Spain was showing some signs of weakness during the war and overall decided that they should make a treaty. After all, if they did not construct and abide by this treaty, it would deem the U.S. as being "incapable of taking rank as one of the greatest world powers."

  • Oh yes Indeed

    The Treaty of Paris were signed under the terms that the U.S. would gain Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines; while so enforcing the removal of Spanish solders fro Cuba). Although this may seem a little cheeky, the U.S. had superior motives behind this plan. They saw that Spain was losing the war and overall decided that they should make a treaty. After all, if they did not construct and abide by this treaty, it would deem them as being "incapable of taking rank as one of the greatest world powers."

  • Deals can never be entirely fair

    Wars cost lives, money, and distress within a country and so the Treaty of Paris, which marked the end of the Spanish-American War was good in that war was ended. The United States generally feels the need to be in other people's business, so while we freed the Cubans from Spanish rule, they still haven't ended up liking the U.S. that much due to their overhead control. The U.S. gained multiple new territories which generate revenue, while the Spaniards had to back off. Their small compensation did not account for the resources they were losing access to trading.

  • A Resounding YES

    Of course it was favorable to the US. They got all their colonies that they wanted! And many of those colonies did not want to be governed by the United States. This gave them multiple benefits, including natural resources and the spread of Western civilization. What about the countries that wanted their OWN independence? Yeah, nothing was written for that in the treaty.

  • America was more of the beneficiary

    America gained the territories of Guam and Hawaii. Spain was forced to cede them and Cuba. Cuba was made independent, but indirectly under US control. Cuba did gain their independence, however, America gained more. This is about the Treaty of Paris, so the war provided benefit to the countries, America took more in the Treaty of Paris. More should have been done to benefit the countries with their new independence.

  • Treaty Of Paris

    I personally think that the Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish American War was unfairly favorable to the United States treating them horrible during as well as before the war. I personally think that the Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish American war just mad matters worst with the United States.

  • Yes,hands down America made out

    It was a total win for the US.The US gained lots of colonies,but nothing in Africa. These included Philippine's,Guam and Puerto Rico. The fact is that the Spanish were losing, they had to give up more to allow the treaty to be fair. It worked out for the US in everyway and form.

  • The US got the better deal from the Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris awards more things to the US. That is because the opposition was losing. A great strategy for war is to stop it once you are losing. If a conflict is not going your way, it is better to sacrifice some losses and keep what you have left. That is why the US had a favorable outcome.

  • The Treaty of Paris was not unfair to Spain.

    Spain had been an oppressive power of Cuba for too long and Cuba needed independence. Did the United States have to gain Cuba? Not necessarily. The United States was a growing power that believed it needed Cuba. Was that need, used loosely, for Cuba justified? Well, that's hard to say.

  • The Treaty of Paris was not unfairly favorable to the United States

    Although the Treaty of Paris did seem to favor the United States, it wasn't in an unfair way. The way that Spain was treating the Cubans was not right so it doesn't seem unfair that they lost that country to the United States. Not only that, America gave a hefty $20 million to Spain to compensate for losses so it wasn't like they lost everything.

  • The Treaty of Paris was not unfairly favorable to the US

    Sure, the US did get more out of the treaty than Spain did. However, I don't think it was unfair. Spain wasn't in the right with the way they were treating the Cubans to begin with. On top of that, Spain got a hefty $20 million dollars. Although the US seemed to come out with more, it wasn't super unfair.

  • The Treaty of Paris was not unfairly favorable to the US

    America had its best intentions when going to war with the Spanish. The poor government happening in Cuba because of Spain was what the US was fighting to remove. The US wanted end the suffering of the Cuban people and help gain their independence. Any nation that lets their people suffer should accept this kind of conclusion without argument.

  • The Treaty of Paris did not favor Americans

    The Treaty of Paris did not favor the United States completely. It favored many countries that were in involved in the war, as well as the Spanish. The Island that the Spanish controlled were returned back to the United States. As of today, those nations are Independent, so the Americans are not really controlling them as they used to be. Plus, America has always had good intentions in helping other nations.

  • The Treaty of Paris was not unfair.

    The word 'fair' implies some inherent good or evil on the part of the two participants. Spain was an old colonial power, dedicated to taking by force from other people. The USA was the up and coming colonial power taking from the old power by force. When Butch Cassidy robe the Dalton gang, who is in the right? The answer is nobody and the victims of the thieves are still as miserable as they were. It can be argued that the people of the Philippines were better off under the USA, but that is a different debate.


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