This feature is not available right now please try again later. Spanish-american war, (1898), conflict between the united states and spain that ended spanish colonial rule in the americas and resulted in us acquisition of territories in the western pacific and latin america. The united states won the spanish-american war the us victory ended the spanish empire in the western hemisphere and enlarged the territory of the united states, giving it a territorial imperial foothold in the caribbean and the pacific ocean since 1895, spanish forces and cuban independence. The spanish-american war, 1898 the spanish-american war of 1898 ended spain's colonial empire in the western hemisphere and secured the position of the united states as a pacific power.
Ch 7 - 2 the spanish american war the spanish-american war study guide by mrtaylorcasehs includes 14 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. What caused the spanish-american war after rebellion broke out in cuba in 1895, the spanish-american war began when reports of spain's vicious military tactics led to public outcry in the united states the destruction of an american battleship, the uss maine, and the us government's resolution.
A war in perspective, 1898-1998: a war becomes history the new york public library's online exhibit on the spanish american war is extensive, well-organized, and well-illustrated with images of the many artifacts in its collections and other institutions. By early may, the spanish-american war had begun the rise of yellow journalism helped to create a climate conducive to the outbreak of international conflict and the expansion of us influence overseas, but it did not by itself cause the war. In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn about imperialism and understand the 4 major factors that drove americans' imperial mindset in the late 1800s then you'll learn about the causes and consequences of the spanish-american war and how the usa gained new territories as a result.
The immediate origins of the 1898 spanish-american war began with the wilson-gorman tariff of 1894 the american tariff, which put restrictions on sugar imports to the united states, severely hurt the economy of cuba, which was based on producing and selling sugar in cuba, then a spanish colony. One of the earliest examples is us intervention in cuba's struggle for independence from spain, which led to the spanish-american war in 1898. Photographic history of the spanish american war, p 36 36 on april 25, 1898 the united states declared war on spain following the sinking of the battleship maine in havana harbor on february 15, 1898.
The spanish-american war was also a significant period in cuban history you'd never know it from the title, but this war was fought in cuba alongside thousands of cuban freedom fighters you'd never know it from the title, but this war was fought in cuba alongside thousands of cuban freedom fighters. The spanish-american war was a four-month conflict between spain and the united states, provoked by word of spanish colonial brutality in cuba although the war was largely brought about by the efforts of us expansionists, many americans supported the idea of freeing an oppressed people controlled by the spanish. If you are interested in books, videos, cd's etc related to the spanish american war, simply type in spanish american war as the keyword and click on go to get a list of titles available through amazoncom.
The spanish american war was fought between the united states and spain in 1898 the war was fought largely over the independence of cuba major battles took place in the spanish colonies of cuba and the philippines the war began on april 25, 1898 when the united states declared war on spain the. On april 21, 1898, the united states declared war against spain the causes of the conflict were many, but the immediate ones were america's support of cuba's ongoing struggle against spanish rule and the mysterious explosion of the uss maine in havana harbor it would be the first overseas war. This year marks the centennial of the spanish-american war, which was fought between may and august 1898 for many reasons, this short war was a turning point in the history of the united states.