The Spanish-American War was fought for only four months where the United States conflicted with the Spanish colony, Cuba. The war was provoked by word of Spanish colonial violence in Cuba. Despite the fact that the war was majorly brought about by the America Expansion efforts, the idea of freeing an oppressed people controlled and ruled by Spanish in Cuba was supported by many Americans (Alger 34). In the real sense, the main reason for the outbreak of the war was because America had put a lot of efforts in expansion.Colonial Expansion America emerged victorious at the end of the war and was acknowledged as the newly world power.
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