At the end of the 19th Century, the United States and Spain fought over colonies and territories. Find out more about this often forgotten war.


The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War was a military clash between two countries with competing visions of expansion. A four-month struggle, it resulted in a further disappearance of Spanish influence in the Western Hemisphere and a wider influence for the United States in both the Caribbean and the Pacific.

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War
"Remember the Maine!" See the events and details that led up to this war in this entertaining, knowledgeable site from the Library of Congress. You can also trace how the events of this war led to conflict in the Pacific Ocean and eventually to conflict in World War II.

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War
The good folks at PBS offer a timeline and much more for this often overlooked war over territories overseas. Find out about Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders and much more!

Yellow Fever and the Spanish-American War
Yellow Fever killed more soldiers during this war than bullets. Find out why.

Military Campaign Maps
A collection of maps showing the wars of the United States. This incredibly detailed collection comes to you courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Journalism and the Spanish-American War
The role that Pulitzer, Hearst, and others played in the start, prosecution, and finish of the war

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