Spanish American War

Spanish American War

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The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in theCuban War of Independence. American attacks on Spain's Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine–American War. After the mysterious sinking of the American battleship Maine in Havana harbor, political pressures pushed President William McKinley into a war. Although the main issue was Cuban independence, the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. American naval power proved decisive, allowing U.S. expeditionary forces to disembark in Cuba against a Spanish garrison already brought to its knees by nationwide Cuban insurgent attacks and further wasted by yellow fever.

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