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The Spanish-American War began in April 1898, shortly after the USS Maine was inexplicably sunk in a Havana harbor. America engaged the Spanish on two fronts, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Spain was woefully underprepared to combat US advances. In the Pacific, the American Navy was able to destroy the Spanish fleet anchored in Manila Bay, Philippines, in one morning. In the Caribbean, attacks were mounted by land and sea near Santiago, Cuba. On July 17, 1898, the Spanish surrendered to the US, and the Treaty of Paris was signed on December 10, 1898.

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