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Events that led to Spanish-American War

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Events that led to Spanish-American War
May 1, 1898: Battle of Manila Bay
May, 1898: Passage of the Teller Amendment
Senator Henry M. Teller proposed an amendment to the U.S. declaration of war against Spain which proclaimed that the US would not establish permanent control over Cuba.
1895-1886
Cuban nationalists revolt against Spanish rule because of the bad condition in which the cuban people lived. After that the Spanish General Weyler (the "Butcher") came to Cuba.
1897-1898
Spain recalls Weyler. Then, in the early 1898s, the USS Maine sent to Cuba.
In February 15 of 1898, the sinking of the USS Maine happened. After that, on the 24th of April, Spain declared war on the US. The next day US declared war on Spain



The US Asiatic Squadron destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War.
July 3, 1898: Battle of Santiago
Spain's Caribbean fleet destroyed. 4 days after, Hawaii annexed. And 10 days after the city of Santiago surrenders to General William Shafter.
August 12, 1898
Spain signs armistice and the next day, the US troops capture Manila
Resources:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-manila-bay
http://www.history.com/topics/spanish-american-war
http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/spanishamerican/timeline.html
https://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/trask.html
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