Spanish-American War
Battle of Manila Bay



Cuba and Puerto Rice (Caribbean)
Philippines and Guam (Asia-Pacific)


Treaty of Havana
American Victory
Independence for all Spanish Colonies


United States of America
Philippine Republic

Kingdom of Spain







Casualties and Losses



The Spanish-American War was a military conflict in 1898 and 1899 between the United States and Spain, and was vital in securing the independence of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, Spanish colonies.

The war was caused by the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor after it had been ordered to take all American citizens out of Cuba. The Congress sent an ultimatum to Madrid, demanding Cuban independence, but Spain responded by declaring War.

The war was won.


The Spanish-American War was rooted in the decline of Spain as a major power, the interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine by imperialistic Americans and the rise of America as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

Cuban War of Independence

USS Maine Incident

Pacific Theater

In the Pacific Theater of the Spanish-American War, the US forces, led by Admiral _____, were primarily centered around the small island of Guam and the larger Philippine Archipelago.

Caribbean Theater

In the Caribbean Theater, the main fighting revolved around the two remaining Spanish colonies - Puerto Rico and Cuba.

Result of War


Peace Conference

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