The Spanish–American War was fought between Spain and the United States.
|Date||April 21 – August 13, 1898 (3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)|
|Location||Cuba and Puerto Rico (Caribbean Sea) Philippines and Guam (Asia-Pacific)|
|Result||American victory Treaty of Paris of 1898 Founding of the First Philippine Republic and beginning of the Philippine–American War|
What exactly happened in Cuba during the Spanish-American War?
The Grito de Yara, published by Carlos M. Céspedes, signaled the beginning of the Ten Years’ War in Cuba (1868-1878), the independence struggle that acted as a precursor to the 1895 Insurrection and the Spanish American War.
On December 10, 1898, the Treaty of Paris, which brought the Spanish-American War to a close, was signed. Spain relinquished all claims to Cuba, gave Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States, and handed sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States in exchange for a sum of $20 million dollars.
Increased taxation and a refusal to offer Cubans political sovereignty were the driving forces for the country’s first struggle of independence, the Ten Years’ War (1868–78).
Following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana port on February 15, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898. The war began on April 25, 1898. The Treaty of Paris, which was signed on December 10, 1898, brought the war to a close.
Cuba, on the other hand, continued to be one of Spain’s two possessions in the New World. (The other was the island of Puerto Rico.) Since the Spaniards initially occupied and colonized the region in 1511, it had been administered from Madrid, as it had been since that time period began.
Cuba’s history has been marked by its reliance on foreign powers, particularly Spain, the United States, and the Soviet Union. The Spanish–American War, on the other hand, culminated in the Spanish retreat from the island in 1898, and after three and a half years of continuous US military administration, Cuba achieved official independence from the United States in 1902.
During the establishing of diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union following the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cuba grew increasingly reliant on Soviet markets and military assistance, and throughout the Cold War, Cuba was considered a Soviet ally in the region.
• The year is 1897, and the play begins. Although a Cuban triumph appears to be in the cards, the United States intervenes in the conflict anyhow. Shortly later, in 1898, the United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Paris, which compels Spain to surrender and recognizes Cuba as an independent country.
Cuban independence was weakened by 1877 due to conflicts among rebel leaders, and the insurgents had exhausted their material resources. The Pact of Zanjon, signed in 1878 by the rebel leaders and the Spanish government, formally brought an end to what became known as the Ten Years’ War in Europe.
The African slave trade came to an end in 1865, although slavery did not become illegal in Cuba until 1886. Cuban rural life, particularly on the estates, was blatantly patriarchal in nature.