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Spanish-American War April 21-Dec
Who fought, WHO WON, WHO
The United States vs. Spain.
The U.S. won, Spain lost big.
John J. Pershing
fought in this war.
And so did
leading his Rough Riders.
WHO RULED at the time?
In Spain, Queen Marķa Cristina ruled for her son Alfonso
In the United States,
President William McKinley
was in office.
WHY DID THEY FIGHT?
Cuba wanted independence from Spain. Spain wanted to hang on to Cuba. The
U.S. wanted Spanish power out of their neighborhood.
The U.S. demanded Spanish withdrawal
from Cuba. Spain didn't hear well on that ear and stayed put.
In January 1898, the U.S. sent the
battleship Maine direction
Havana. There, in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, an explosion
caused by a mine sank the U.S.S. Maine and 266 of the 354 crew
members were killed. Until today, it is disputed who was responsible
for the explosion.
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casualties and survivors.
April 22, 1898, the U.S. started blockading Spanish ports. On April
24, 1898, Spain declared war on the U.S. On April 25, the U.S.
declared war on Spain and back-dated it to April 21.
WHERE DID THEY FIGHT?
On May 1, 1898, the opponent's naval forces clashed in the harbor of
Manila, Philippines. This was the
Battle of Manila Bay.
Manila Bay - April 30-May 1 1898
Spain was finished off in the harbor of
Santiago de Cuba on July 3, 1898.
And here are the maps:
MAP OF THE SPANISH
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Spanish-American War 1898: Santiago de Cuba
Spanish-American War 1898: Cuba
Spanish-American War 1898: Santiago Harbor
Spanish-American War: April-May 1898
Cuba - June 20, 1898
Map of the Santiago Campaign: June 22-24, 1898
Map of the Santiago Campaign: July 1, 1898
Map of the Santiago Campaign: July 14, 1898
Map of Puerto Rico: Operations July 25-August 12, 1898
Map of the Capture of Manila - August 13, 1898
1898-1902 Spanish-American War: Aftermath
WHAT ENDED THE WAR?
Treaty of Paris, signed December 10, 1898,
ended this war.
Guam and Puerto Rico to the U.S. and had to let go of Cuba as well.
And for a measly $20,000,000, the U.S.
bought control over the Philippines from the Spanish.
Here is the
Timeline of the Spanish-American War.
costs of major US wars in comparison.
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