Wednesday, October 27, 2010
the secretary of state instucted the american ministers in Spain, England, and Franto make a secret recommendation for Cuba. took place at Ostend, Belgium. the three groups made a top-secret document, which became known as the "Ostend Manifesto". this document urged that the administration offer $120 million to spain for cuba, and if spain refused, and it endangered american interests, then the U.S. would then have to "take" the island from the spanish. the document also angered the Northern free-soilers once word had leaked out about the document.