The Spanish-American War by: Connor hartung

The U.S.S Maine was in Cuba to protect Americans and their investments, but in 1898 the battleship exploded in Havana, Cuba and 266 Americans died and the ship sunk

Buffalo soldiers and Rough Riders play a large role, Rough Riders was the name given to a volunteer cavalry which was organized by Teddy Roosevelt.

The Spanish were very cruel towards the Cubans and the Spanish controlled the economy

Cubans wanted independence and begin to revolt

The Spanish were very cruel towards the Cubans and the Spanish controlled the economy

Several wealthy Cuban families were educated inside of the United States.

Cuba is one of Spain’s last colonies in the western hemisphere

The Spanish-American War (1898) was a conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America.

Spain declared war on the United States on April 24, followed by a U.S. declaration of war on the 25th, which was made retroactive to April 21. The ensuing war was pathetically one-sided, since Spain had readied neither its army nor its navy for a distant war with the formidable power of the United States. Commo. George Dewey led a U.S. naval squadron into Manila Bay in the Philippines on May 1, 1898, and destroyed the anchored Spanish fleet in a leisurely morning engagement that cost only seven American seamen wounded. Manila itself was occupied by U.S. troops by August

In May 1898, one month after the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, a Spanish fleet docked in the Santiago de Cuba harbor after racing across the Atlantic from Spain. A superior U.S. naval force arrived soon after and blockaded the harbor entrance. In June, the U.S. Army Fifth Corps landed on Cuba with the aim of marching to Santiago and launching a coordinated land and sea assault on the Spanish stronghold. Included among the U.S. ground troops were the Theodore Roosevelt-led “Rough Riders,” a collection of Western cowboys and Eastern blue bloods officially known as the First U.S. Voluntary Cavalry

On May 1, 1898, at Manila Bay in the Philippines, the U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroyed the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first major battle of the Spanish-American War (April-August 1898). The United States went on to win the war, which ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America.

American expansionist believed that the Hawaiian Islands were a strategic location to own. The U.S. made their move and created a large foothold in Hawaii as a result of the sugar trade. When the Spanish American War began the islands had naval bases which created a path to the Spanish Philippines.

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Created with images by thy - "Cuban Cloud" • Bill Sargent - "TR: гнездование куклы (nesting dolls)" • Archives New Zealand - "An act to provide a Government for the territory of Hawaii"

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