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    Span·ish-A·mer·i·can War
    /ˈspaniSH əˈmerəkən wôr/
    • 1. a war between Spain and the US in the Caribbean and the Philippines in 1898. American public opinion having been aroused by Spanish atrocities in Cuba and the destruction of the warship Maine in Santiago harbor, the US declared war and successfully invaded Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, all of which Spain gave up by the Treaty of Paris (1898).

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  2. July 1, 1898 Read More: Spanish-American War Timeline Key People Práxedes Mateo Sagasta prime minister of Spain William McKinley president of United States Emilio Aguinaldo president of Philippines Leonard Wood United States general Pascual Cervera y Topete Spanish admiral

  3. Jun 8, 2018 · As a result of the Spanish-American War, or in its immediate wake, the United States gained Guantanamo Bay, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Hawaii. The Spanish-American War, though a brief conflict, helped to revolutionize United States intelligence organizations and their operations.

  4. The SpanishAmerican War was a war fought between Spain and the United States in 1898, partly because many people in Cuba, one of the last parts of the Spanish Empire, wanted to become independent. Many Americans also wanted their country to get a colonial empire.

  5. Sep 22, 2021 · Spanish-American War. Although the sinking of the Maine provided an immediate trigger for the Spanish-American War, long-term US military and economic interests provide a more nuanced context for the US invasion of Cuba. In this lesson, students watch a documentary video, read a telegram describing Spanish treatment of Cubans, and examine an ...

  6. Mar 6, 2017 · Updated on March 06, 2017. Fought between April and August 1898, the Spanish-American War was the result of American concern over Spanish treatment of Cuba, political pressures, and anger over the sinking of USS Maine. Though President William McKinley had wished to avoid war, American forces moved swiftly once it began.

  7. The American Revolution established the United States as an independent nation. A little over a century later, the Spanish-American War established it as a major world power. The conflict lasted four months in the summer of 1898, and ended in a resounding American victory.

  8. A war between Spain and the United States, fought in 1898. The war began as an intervention by the United States on behalf of Cuba. Accounts of Spanish mistreatment of Cuban natives had aroused much resentment in the United States, a resentment encouraged by the yellow press (see yellow journalism).

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