Day —who had vacated his position as U.
For more information, please see the full notice. The United States also annexed the independent state of Hawaii during the conflict. Thus, the war enabled the United States to establish its predominance in the Caribbean region and to pursue its strategic and economic interests in Asia.
From —, the violent conflict in Cuba captured the attention of Americans because of the economic and political instability that it produced in a region within such close geographical proximity to the United States. By earlytensions between the United States and Spain had been mounting for months.
On April 20, the U. The Spanish government rejected the U. McKinley responded by implementing a naval blockade of Cuba on April 22 and issued a call formilitary volunteers the following day. That same day, Spain declared war on the United States, and the U.
Congress voted to go to war against Spain on April On June 10, U. After isolating and defeating the Spanish Army garrisons in Cuba, the U. Navy destroyed the Spanish Caribbean squadron on July 3 as it attempted to escape the U.
The war officially ended four months later, when the U. Senate ratified the treaty on February 6,by a margin of only one vote.
The McKinley Administration also used the war as a pretext to annex the independent state of Hawaii. Ina group of Hawaii-based planters and businessmen led a coup against Queen Liliuokalani and established a new government. They promptly sought annexation by the United States, but President Grover Cleveland rejected their requests.
Inhowever, President McKinley and the American public were more favorably disposed toward acquiring the islands. Supporters of annexation argued that Hawaii was vital to the U.Treaty of Paris: August - December Summary From the signing of the armistice in August up until late , Spanish and American diplomats met in Paris to argue over the terms of the peace agreement that would end the Spanish-American War.
Most of the terms did not require serious debate. Treaty of Paris ends Spanish-American War In France, the Treaty of Paris is signed, formally ending the Spanish-American War and granting the United States its first overseas empire.
The Spanish-American War had its origins in the rebellion against Spanish rule that began in Cuba in The treaty that concluded the Spanish American War, Commissioners from the U.S. were sent to Paris on October 1, to produce a treaty that would bring an end to the war .
May 14, · Watch video · The Spanish-American War was an conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S.
acquisition of territories in the western. Background.
The Spanish–American War began on April 25, due to a series of escalating disputes between the two nations, and ended on December 10, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
The Spanish-American War was a four-month conflict between Spain and the United States, provoked by word of Spanish colonial brutality in Cuba. Although the war was largely brought about by the efforts of U.S. expansionists, many Americans supported the idea of freeing an oppressed people controlled by the Spanish.