The Spanish-American War
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The Spanish-American War (1898) was a war between the United States and Spain that began with U.S. intervention in Cuba during the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain. After the mysterious sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in Havana harbor, pro-war feeling was heightened in the United States. The war spread to other parts of the Spanish Empire. The Spanish fleet was destroyed in Manila Bay, Philippines, by Admiral Dewey. The Spanish surrendered after their forces were defeated at Santiago de Cuba. Under the Treaty of Paris, Cuba gained independence under U.S. protection and Spain ceded its colonies (Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines) to the United States. The Spanish-American War: The …..