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 »

Pressure from American merchants, fueled by yellow journalism, impelled the American government to seek a swift end to the Cuban War of Independence, eventually leading the country to war. America's victory brought the c... More »

There was not a single event that started the American Revolution, but a series of events including the Boston Massacre. A series of events over a period of years led up to this war. More »

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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 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 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 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 »