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US History - The Insular Cases
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Conflict between the US and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and gave the US territories in the western Pacific and Latin America
An army of troops and volunteers under General Shafer including Theodore Roosevelt and his cavalry
End of the war
Santiago surrendered to Shafter on July 17th
Treaty of Paris
Renounced Spain's claim to Cuba and ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the US. Additionally transferred sovereignty of the Philippines to the US for 20,000,000
Causes of the Spanish American War
-Cuban struggle for independence
-Sinking in Havana of the American battleship USS Maine
- US Congress issued resolutions that declared Cuba's right to independence, demanded the with drawl of Spain's armed forces form and the island and authorized president force
Was the war one or two sided?
Destroyed the anchored Spanish fleet in a leisurely morning engagement that only caused 7 American soldiers to be wounded.
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