The Spanish-American War was the conflict that ended Spain's ruling over the colonies in the Americas. The end of this war also allowed the United States to acquire territories in Latin America and the western Pacific Oc... More »

The Spanish-American War took place in 1898. The war grew out of Cuba's fight for independence, which began a few years earlier, and the sinking of the USS Maine in the Havana harbor in February of 1898. More »

After rebellion broke out in Cuba in 1895, the Spanish-American war began when reports of Spain's vicious military tactics led to public outcry in the United States. The destruction of an American battleship, the USS Mai... More »

The Spanish-American War only lasted 100 days, cost the United States almost nothing in terms of casualties and brought the country significant gains in territory, turning the former set of colonies into an empire of her... More »

The Spanish-American War was triggered by the explosion of the USS Maine, which killed 266 Americans. Political tensions between Spain and the U.S. had been escalating for some time and the explosion was believed to be t... More »

The Spanish-American War lasted three months, two weeks and four days in 1898. The conflict centered on Cuba. Journalism scare tactics helped to fuel the war. More »

The Spanish-American War was fought in Cuba. At the end of the short war, Cuba was given its independence, while power over several other Spanish territories was ceded to the United States. More »