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 Latin American Wars of Independence were precipitated by racism and the class system, Napoleon's 1808 invasion of Spain and the impending political chaos this created. People from the privileged aristocracy in partic... 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 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 »

The major battles of the Spanish American War were fought at Manila Bay in the Philippines (May 1, 1898), San Juan Heights or San Juan Hill in Cuba (July 1, 1898) and Santiago Bay in Cuba (July 3, 1898). The third of the... More »

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 United States won the Spanish-American War. The U.S. victory ended the Spanish empire in the Western Hemisphere and enlarged the territory of the United States, giving it a territorial imperial foothold in the Caribb... More »