How Did The Spanish American War Of 1898

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The Spanish-American War of 1898 put an end to Spain’s colonial empire within the Western Hemisphere and put America in the new role as a global power. With the United States victory this produced a peace treaty which compelled the Spanish to relinquish any claims on Cuba. It also gave power over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States (United States, United States Department of State, n.d.). During the conflict the independent state of Hawaii was annexed by the United States. The war gave the United States predominance within the Caribbean region and allowed us to pursue our economic and strategic interests in Asia. Before the Spanish-American War and after most Americans wondered if the United States should even become
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