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"Splendid Little War" 1895: Cuban Insurrectos launch a guerilla war against Spain. 2/15/1898: Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine. 4/25/1898: U.S. declares war against Spain. 7/1/1898: Battle of San Juan & Kettle Hill. 8/12/1898: End of Hostilities in Cuba. 12/1898: Spain sues for peace. Treaty of Paris signed.
War in the Philippines 5/1/1898: U.S. Admiral Dewey transports Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo. A-’s forces land in Manila Bay. 8/13/1898: Aguinaldo’s forces take Manila.
Aguinaldo declares independence
Filipino republic established.
McKinley refuses to recognize the republic.
U.S. troops will be landed to crush Aguinaldo’s forces.