[2015] Shenelle Weston (8-2): THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

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[2015] Shenelle Weston (8-2): THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

Fast Facts- ... The Spanish-American War (1898) was a conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America.

The Spanish American WarBy: Shenelle Weston

They fought to the death.

Spain declared war on the United States on April 24, followed by a U.S. declaration of war on the 25th, which was made retroactive to April 21. The ensuing war was pathetically one-sided, since Spain had readied neither its army nor its navy for a distant war with the formidable power of the United States.

African American troop


Spain’s defeat turned the nation’s attention away from its overseas colonial adventures and inward upon its domestic needs.

Most soldiers traveled by horse.

By the Treaty of Paris (signed Dec. 10, 1898), Spain renounced all claim to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States, and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States for $20,000,000.


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