Armistice: an agreement to end fighting.
Protectorate: a country under the control of a different country.
Territory: area completely controlled by a country.
The United States and Spain signed the treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898.
President McKinley sent the battleship USS Maine to Havana.
The American ships trapped the main Spanish fleet in the harbor of Santiago, Cuba.
After the debate, the United States granted Cuba independence in 1901.
The war also marked a change in American's international role.
The African American who served served suffered frommmm discrimination even as they fought alongside American and Cuban troops.
The United States was now recognized as a major military power with interests.