The preceding events, battles, and results of the Spanish American war are very important to American’s short but lustrous history. American started the war as a new and weak nation. By the end of the war however, we emerged as a great world power to be feared.
There were many reasons for the initiation of the Spanish American War. It started mainly because of a series of resolutions that Congress ratified on April 19, 1898, which
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America soon possessed the world’s second largest navy.
Thanks to the heroics of our men, America was victorious in the Spanish American War. Due to our victory, we are now recognized as a world power that instills fear into many lesser nations. As Americans, we pride ourselves on having the highest standards of living. In this war, we showed the war that we were willing to fight to keep our standards where they are.