Spanish American War

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In History
  • War is Approved

    April 11, 1898, Mckinley approves war with Spain
  • The War Begins

    On April 25, 1898, The U.S. Congress declares war on Spain.
  • First Battle between the Spanish and Americans.

    May 1, 1898, In the first battle between Spanish and American Forces, U.S. Commodore Dewey and his Asiatic squadron defeat the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines.
  • Troops land in Cuba

    June 22, 1898, U.S. troops land in Cuba.
  • U.S. victory in San Juan Heights

    July 1, 1898, U.S. forces defeat the Spanish at the Battle of San Juan Heights.
  • Spanish Fleet Destroyed

    July 3, 1898, U.S. forces destroy the Spanish Fleet off Santiago Bay, Cuba.
  • Spanish Surrender

    July 17, 1898: The Spanish surrender at Santiago.
  • Protocol of Peace is Signed

    August 12, 1898, The U.S. and Spain sign the Protocol of Peace, ending hostilities between the two.
  • The Treaty of Paris is signed

    December 10, 1898, The Treaty of Paris is signed by representatives from the U.S. and Spain.
  • Treaty of Paris is Ratified by US Senate

    February 6, 1899, After extensive debate, the treaty is ratified by the U.S. senate on Under the treaty, the U.S. acquires control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines.