To get to Santiago, they had to travel past a series of Spanish fortifications in the San Juan Hills, as well as a small village called El Caney. The pro-independence rebels under the leadership of General Calixto Garca provided assistance to the American soldiers in Cuba.
When the Ten Years’ War ended in 1895, Cuban patriot and revolutionary José Mart relaunched the country’s campaign for independence, which had ended in failure over the previous decade (1868-1878).
During the Cuban Revolution (Spanish: Revolución cubana), Fidel Castro and his fellow revolutionaries of the 26th of July Movement and their supporters waged an armed insurrection against the military dictatorship of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista and his collaborators in Cuba.
The Spanish-American War officially begins. The subsequent battle was miserably one-sided, since Spain had not prepared either its army or its fleet for a long-distance conflict with the strong force of the United States, which was a major factor in the war’s outcome. On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey led a naval force from the United States into Manila Bay in the Philippines in the wee hours of the morning.
Dissatisfied with the corrupt and inefficient Spanish administration, a lack of political representation, and high taxes, Cubans in the eastern provinces banded together under the leadership of wealthy planter Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, whose declaration of independence in October 1868, known as the Grito de Yara (“Cry of Yara”), signaled the beginning of the country’s independence from the United States.
/btist/; Spanish: [fulxensjo atista I saldia]; born Rubén Zaldia, January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was a Cuban military officer and politician who served as the country’s elected president from 1940 to 1944 and as the country’s U.S.-backed military dictator from 1952 to 1959 before being overthrown in a coup in 1959.
On April 21, 1898, the United States of America declared war on the Spanish Empire. However, there were only two urgent grounds for going to war: America’s backing for the continuous fight by Cuban and Filipino people against Spanish control and the mystery explosion that occurred in Havana Harbor aboard the battleship USS Maine, which sparked the conflict.
After being colonized by Spain since the 15th century, it became an American protectorate during the Spanish–American War of 1898. After being conquered by the United States, Cuba acquired nominal independence as a de facto protectorate of the United States in 1902.
United States troops entered Cuba in 1898 to defend American interests and revenge the destruction of the USS Maine, which had blown up in the Havana harbor the year before.
The origins of the Spanish-American War
During Cuba’s war for independence, the United States kept a close eye on the situation. The United States had millions of dollars in investments in Cuban firms, and there were a large number of American residents living in the country. The United States also conducted business with Cuba.
The battle for Cuba’s independence was closely followed by the United States. The United States had millions of dollars in investments in Cuban firms, and there were a large number of American residents living in Cuba. Aside from that, the United States conducted business with Cuba.
In the years 1868 to 1878, Cubans waged their first war of independence against the Spanish Empire. Although the rebels did not triumph, they were successful in forcing Spain to abolish THIS in 1886. Following then, investors from the United States made significant investments in THESE in Cuba. The insurgents hoped that the United States would join them in their fight.
What were the two incidents that prompted the United States to declare war on Spain? The publishing of a letter that was considered insulting to the American president resulted in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine on February 15, 1898. What three territories did the United States gain as a result of the Spanish-American War?