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Why did the United States invade Cuba?

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Key Events Surrounding the Spanish-American War

Spanish Colonize Cuba

1500

Journalist John O'Sullivan coins the term “Manifest Destiny.”

July 1845

Mexican-American War

1846-1848

U.S. Civil War

1861-1865

Cuban War for Independence

1868-1878

Berlin Conference: Africa divided into colonies by Europe.

1884-1885

Mahan book advocates U.S. taking Caribbean as colonies.

1890

Frederick Jackson Turner’s “Frontier Thesis.”

1893

U.S. declares war on Spain

April 1898

Spanish-American War ended with the Treaty of Paris.

1898