How Did The Spanish American War

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The Spanish American war involved both the Spanish and the Americans. It started by America wanting to buy Cuba from Spain. The Spanish responded harshly to this claim. While American interest in Cuba grew, Cubans tried and tried again to become independent from Spain. Some Americans were happy about the sudden rebuttal and others wanted the United States to support Spain in order to keep their investments. The first battle of the Spanish American war was when the Spanish thought that the Americans were going to invade Cuba. It took place in the Philippines, the Spanish colony. In two months and with 11,000 troops the Spanish surrendered to the United States. With hostilities and a blockade of Cuba, the United States showed its superiority
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