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The Spanish-American War

Cheryl M., Essay Queen Staff - February 26, 2017

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Did the US become an empire with the Spanish-American War? Can a democracy also be an empire?

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Should the US have gotten involved in the Spanish-American War? Why or why not?

Overall, the Spanish-American War was a victory for the United States and provided the nation with several benefits, including temporary control over Cuba, and the acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines as territories. Spain’s loss prompted a humanities renaissance in their country and the United States’ victory caused them to pursue territorial expansion. Despite this, there were some negative impacts of the war; Republican President William McKinley wanted to avoid the war in the first place. Many lives were lost and the United States was forced to take on a new role as a world power...