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Cuba during the Spanish-American war.

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When the United States warship The USS Maine exploded and sank while protecting Cuba, the US declared war on Spain www.navsource.org
Cuba were fighting for independence from Spain, and reasons like Businesses, Citizens and american recognition made The US join Cuba's side of the war.
When the United States warship that were protecting cuba, The USS Maine exploded and sank while protecting Cuba, the US declared war on Spain www.navsource.org
The newspaper owners played a part of the war: they exaggerated and drew the conlusions that spain bombed the USS Maine. They also united the US after the civil war
The Spanish American war lasted for 3 months and ended when Spain signed a peace treaty declaring Puerto Rico and the Philippine islands American territory.
When joining the war US wrote the The Teller Amendment. It was written the by US congress. The Amendment said that Cuba could not become territory of the United States after the war
After the wars, Cuba became a independent state. However, after Cuba got their independency, the government of Cuba was handed over to the United States and the US had control over the country until 1902.