Spanish-American War


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Spanish-American War

n.
A war between Spain and the United States in 1898, as a result of which Spain ceded Puerto Rico, the Philippine Islands, and Guam to the United States and abandoned all claim to Cuba, which became independent in 1902.

Spanish-American War

n
(Historical Terms) the war between the US and Spain (1898) resulting in Spain's withdrawal from Cuba and its cession of Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico

Span′ish-Amer′ican War′


n.
the war between the U.S. and Spain in 1898.
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Noun1.Spanish-American War - a war between the United States and Spain in 1898Spanish-American War - a war between the United States and Spain in 1898
Manila Bay - a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago - a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the United States fleet bottled up the Spanish ships in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba and destroyed them when they tried to escape
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And then he made his eloquent appeal to the consciences of the white Americans: "When you have gotten the full story or the heroic conduct of the Negro in the Spanish-American war, have heard it from the lips of Northern soldier and Southern soldier, from ex-abolitionist and ex-masters, then decide within yourselves whether a race that is thus willing to die for its country should not be given the highest opportunity to live for its country."
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The Philippines was a colony of Spain for almost 400 years until 1898 with Spain's defeat in the Spanish-American War.
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Spanish-American War (1898): Spanish Navy casualties were between 860 and 960 and major land battles led to the death of 215 soldiers and another 376 wounded, according to Donald Dyal's "(https://books.google.com/books?id=PvxFKPI6q_oC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=total%20casaulties&f=false) Historical Dictionary of the Spanish-American War ." Most deaths in this war were caused by disease: Dyal estimates that for every combat casualty there were 10 casualties caused by illness.
One Soldier at a Time," and the center has been gathering Soldier stories going all the way back to the Spanish-American War in 1898, said Karl Warner, the program and education coordinator at the center.