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Philippines, Guam, and Cuba to America. The Spanish-American War

Fought between the United States and Spain, the United States gained the territory (and now the state) of Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Phillipines, and a lot of islands in the Pacific Ocean, that were formerly colonies of Spain.


The Asian Frontier of the Spanish-American War.
Threatening to consider recognizing Cuba’s belligerent status, and allow the legal rearming of Cuban rebels by U.S. firms, President McKinley sent Stewart L. Woodford to Madrid to negotiate an end to the conflict. 

When PrĂ¡xedes Sagasta became Prime Minister of Spain, negotiations went smoothly. Cuban autonomy was set to begin on January 1, 1898.

The war started in April 25th and ended in August 25th of 1898
Spain in 1898.
Current-Day United States.

McKinley was a leader in this war for the Americans and Maria Christina for the Spanish.

Republic of Cuba, Phillipines, Puerto Rico, and the United States were allied against Spain, and the Captaincy Generals of Cuba, Phillipines, Puerto Rico, and Spain.


Senator Henry M. Teller from Colorado passed the Teller Ammendment to stop the United States from annexing Cuba.

Afterwards, the United States annexed the Phillipines, with later plans to make it an independent republic.