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The Spanish-American War

The Spanish American War was largely caused as the United States responded to the Cuban struggle for independence. In 1895, Cuban revolutionaries began an armed uprising against Spain. A the time,...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2020 9:12 pm UTC

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The Spanish–American War impacted American society in several ways. One impact was that many Americans believed that the concept of Manifest Destiny should be spread around the world. The American...

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First, let's begin with an overview. The Spanish-American War took place in 1898 between the Spanish and Americans over territory and imperialism. The US intervened in the Cuban War for...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2015 7:48 pm UTC

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The Spanish-American War took place in 1898 between the United States and Spain. At the time, Spain ruled Cuba, and Cubans were fighting for their independence. Following the explosion of the USS...

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The Spanish-American War was fought in 1898 and was an imperial conflict. The major combatants were the United States and Spain. The war was fought on two fronts: Cuba and the Philippines. The war...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2016 4:53 pm UTC

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As the site from Army Heritage below notes, the Army was not well-equipped at the outset of the Spanish-American War in 1898. The army equipped some soldiers with canteens from the Civil War era,...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018 3:57 pm UTC

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For the purposes of this question, I will compare American involvement in both wars. Both wars led to a surge in patriotism with some people while some people criticized American involvement in the...

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The Spanish-American war lasted only a four months, but had far-reaching consequences. On the foreign affairs front, the war marked the emergence of the U.S. as a world power. The U.S. became a...

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The relations between the United States and Spain were strained over several events regarding Cuba in the late 1800s. The United States was concerned about how the Spanish were treating the people...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2016 2:46 am UTC

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When the Spanish-American War took place in 1898, Spain had a number of strengths and weaknesses compared to the United States. Strengths In the far-flung colonies in which the war was fought, the...

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The Spanish American War marked the first time since the War of 1812 that the United States involved itself in a war involving a foreign nation. It also marked the beginning of the end for...

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One of the reasons behind both wars was to "liberate" an oppressed people. Americans sought to liberate the oppressed Cubans in the Spanish-American War, and one of the side reasons of the...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2019 11:19 pm UTC

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The victory by the United States in the Spanish-American War had several consequences. One consequence is that the United States became a colonial power. Many Americans wanted the United States to...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2018 1:25 am UTC

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The main immediate effect of the Spanish-American War (for the United States, at least) was to make the United States an imperial power. Before this war, the US had had very little in the way of...

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On the one hand, like the Mexican-American War of the late 1840s, the Spanish-American War was a war of choice, a conflict that the United States became involved in out of a desire to acquire a...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2018 3:08 pm UTC

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The Spanish-American War concluded with the United States winning the war very easily. At the conclusion of the war, many of Spain's remaining overseas possessions were taken from Spain and either...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2011 8:27 am UTC

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I would like to expand upon the above answer by naming four places prominent in the Spanish-American war in decreasing order of importance due to the amount of time actually spent in battle. The...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2014 6:20 pm UTC

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As others have already spoken about, US business and economic interests played a role in supporting imperialism, and with it the Spanish American War. One business that particularly stands out in...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2019 11:21 pm UTC

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The explosion of the U.S.S. Maine was a major factor in our decision to go to war against Spain. There had been a growing discontent between the United States and Spain over the Spanish treatment...

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The first event from your list to take place was the sinking of the USS Maine. This occurred on February 15, 1898, in Havana Harbor. The sinking became a major rallying cry that led the United...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2018 2:55 pm UTC

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The Spanish-American war, the first major overseas conflict for the United States, began in 1898. Though there were a great number of causes that built up to this conflict, there were two that were...

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Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau was a Spanish general who became the captain general of Cuba just before Spanish-American War. Prior to that post he had served in the same position in the Canary...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2018 12:19 am UTC

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Spanish-American War lasted a little under four months, resulting in a crushing victory for the United States. On the whole, superior naval power helped the Americans to victory, especially in the...

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First of all, let us note that Weyler put the Cubans in concentration camps before the Spanish-American War, not during it. The concentration camps were one of the things that helped to excite...

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I assume that you are asking about the Spanish response to an American offer to buy Cuba shortly before the Spanish-American War broke out. At some point in 1897, President William McKinley of the...

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The sinking of the USS Maine was the immediate cause of war between the U.S. and Spain, although there was substantial belief at the time (and conclusive proof now) that the sinking was entirely...

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President McKinley's deployment of the USS Maine sent out two very clear messages to the world: first, that the United States would use armed intervention to defend its own interests abroad; and...

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The Spanish-American War occurred in 1898 between Spain and the United States, mainly because of U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. As a result of the U.S. attacks on Spain's...

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The Spanish-American War did not have very many major events as it was a rather short war. There are three events that were (more or less) part of this war that are famous in American history. The...

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The major unintended result of the Spanish-American War was that the United States was faced with the question of whether to make itself an imperial power. When the United States started to get...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012 12:12 pm UTC

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The sinking of the USS Maine sparked a new public interest in war with Spain, a stance that President William McKinley initially rejected. He communicated with the diplomat to Spain, Stewart...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 4:57 am UTC

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When we speak of the causes of this war, we need to separate the immediate causes from the deeper causes. There were events that led directly to the war, but it is possible to argue that the war...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

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By 1898, the Cubans wanted sovereignty over their own island and they were tired of Spanish rule. The Spanish, who were frustrated with Cuban insurgency, started to rule over Cuba more directly...

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The letter by the Spanish ambassador is typically known as the De Lome letter because the full name of the ambassador was Enrique Dupuy de Lome. The letter was one of the things that got the...

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One of the major causes of the Spanish-American War was yellow journalism. Cuban rebels were assaulting Spanish installations in the country in order to gain their independence. American...

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The USS Maine was sent to the Cuba to protect American interests as a struggle for independence from Spain was occurring. On February 15, 1898, the battleship exploded suddenly and violently,...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2015 4:17 pm UTC

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Reconstruction ended in the South after the Civil War in the spring of 1877. The Spanish American War began twenty-one years later, in the spring of 1898. The move from Reconstruction to the...

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The Spanish-American War was one of the most lopsided victories in American history—and possibly world history. The war begins with Cuba's struggle to rid itself of Spanish rule and the Spanish...

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In the three centuries following Christopher Columbus's discovery of America, Spain had acquired control of vast swathes of territory, from the Caribbean to California and Argentina to the...

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Emilio Aguinaldo has been described as "the George Washington of the Philippines." But this characterization is fraught with difficulty. George Washington was an extraordinary military and...

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Cuba has a long history of guerrilla warfare and insurrection. Since the USS Maine was referenced, I will limit my answer to the activities of guerrillas operating within the 5 years prior to the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2008 9:35 am UTC

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The above answer does not discuss the impact of Yellow Journalism as an important element in the advent of the Spanish American War. The Cuban insurrections were nowhere near as graphic and...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 12:41 am UTC

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The largest effects of this war were that it ended the Spanish Empire and began the American one. The Spanish Empire had been in a long, slow decline for more than two centuries and by 1898 had...

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There are two major reasons for the Spanish-American War, both having to do with the United States. First, people in the United States were concerned about the way in which the Spanish were...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2012 9:35 pm UTC

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The Spanish American War was the result of American expansionist goals and policies colliding with territories under Spanish control. American sugar planters had established plantations on Cuba and...

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To think about this, we should distinguish between root causes and proximate causes. The root causes are general things that pushed the US towards wanting some sort of war like the...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2012 10:18 pm UTC

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What you have to do first is to decide what you are going to say about this declaration of war. One way that you might decide to organize your paper would be like this: Reasons why the US might...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2012 8:09 am UTC

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At the time of the Spanish-American War, there were a number of different arguments that were made for granting Cuba its independence. Some of them include: We do not want Cubans to become...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2012 1:37 am UTC

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Just before the Spanish-American War was declared, the US was concerned about the ongoing civil wars of Cuban nationalists against Spain and, particularly, about news of Spanish atrocities in Cuba....

Latest answer posted January 20, 2012 11:17 pm UTC

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Whether the Spanish-American War of 1898 had to be fought will be debated probably forever. The precipitating event, the sinking of the American battleship Maine in a Cuban harbor, has never really...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016 1:09 am UTC

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