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The immediate cause of the Spanish-American War was Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain. Newspapers in the United States printed sensationalized accounts of Spanish atrocities in Cuba, fueling humanitarian concerns. There was widespread U.S. sympathy for Cubans as near neighbors fighting to gain their independence.Who won the Spanish American War?
The United States quite easily won the Spanish-American War. The war was fought on essentially two fronts, the Philippines and the Caribbean. In the Philippines, the modern United States navy bottled the obsolete Spanish navy in Manila Bay, destroying most of it in essentially a single day.What was the result of the Spanish-American War?
The important results of the Spanish-American War were the emancipation of Cuba, the U.S.'s expansion into former Spanish colonies and the effective end of Spanish imperial power. The war is considered to be a major victory for the United States and allowed for the expansion of a U.S. empire beyond its own borders.What event started the Spanish American War?
The Spanish American War (April 1898 - August 1898) began as a direct result of an incident that occurred in Havana harbor. On February 15, 1898, an explosion occurred on the USS Maine that caused the deaths of over 250 American sailors. Even though later investigations have shown that the explosion was an accident in the boiler room of the ship, public furor arose and pushed the country to war because of what was believed at the time to be Spanish sabotage.