Spanish American War Effects

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Throughout history, there have many wars that caused by many reasons. Also, all war can make good and bad effects for the world. One famous war in history was the Spanish-American War of 1898. It was caused by fuzzy. The war has left a long term effect on both sides that involved in the war. Both Spain and the United States were truly impacted by the war because the war happened unexpectedly. The Spanish-American War was not started by one event alone, but with the accumulation many events which caused the war to explode. It started with the event surrounding USS Maine, was a "second class" battleship built up for the U.S. Navy. Spain sent General “Butcher” Weyler to control the situation in Cuba, so America sent the navy battleship called…show more content…
It occurred on May 1, 1898 (Battle of Manila Bay). President McKinley informs Admiral George Dewey that during the war, he could not let Spanish soldiers leaves the Asiatic Coast and attack the Philippines. George Dewey leave Hong Kong with his six barge trains and traveled to the Philippines. Dewey and his navy beat seven Spanish ships, killed almost four hundred people, and took 250 prisoners without a victim. Another battle took place in Santiago Bay on July 3, 1898. On that date, Cerveira, was a man who ordered by the Spanish government to break the blockade at Santiago harbor, and his navy tried to escape, and the US prevailed the entire barge…show more content…
He was forced to leave at Hampton Roads, Virginia discourages that the Spanish was bombarding U.S. harbors. With his forces cut in half Sampson couldn't watch the two major Cuban seaports of Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba located in southeastern Cuba. The Spanish power was kept from entering Cienfuegos harbor in May 1898. The United States and Spain had an "End of War" Concurrence on August 12, 1898 in Madrid where they agree to stop all destructive activity in the Spanish colonies. News’s protocol had not reached all of the battles in the fronts and on August 15, 1898 in Manila the US army attacked the Spanish army in the Philippines. The US and Spain both signed the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898, and it led to the end of Spanish Empire(The Spanish-American War, 1898 - 1866–1898 - Milestones - Office of the Historian). In December 1898, the United States announced the initiation of U.S. military rule in Philippines. People were argued that the United States could not give back the islands to
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