1895: Jose Marti and Maximo Gomez lead Cuban revolution against Spanish colonialists.
1896: Filipino nationalists revolt against the Spanish rule that has controlled the Philippines since the sixteenth century.
1898: Months of tension between the United States and Spain climax in war.
1899: The Treaty of Paris is ratified by the Senate in a 57-27 vote. Under the terms of the treaty, the U.S. gains possession of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and for $20 million, the Philippines.
Today: Although Guam and Puerto Rico remain U.S....
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