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Timeline Description: The Spanish-American War was a brief war between Spain and the United States in 1898. The U.S. victory results in the U.S. taking control of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, while Cuba was permitted to be an independent nation.What caused Spanish American War?
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.When did the Spanish American War start?
The Spanish American War (April 1898 – August 1898) began as a direct result of an incident that occurred in Havana harbor.Was Spanish American War popular?
Spanish American War. This war was immensely popular with the American people. For the first time since the Civil War, men from the north and the south closed ranks and marched to war, as the bands played the marches of John Philip Sousa.