The Spanish–American War started on April 21, 1898, and ended on August 13. It was a period of armed conflict between the Spanish Army and the United States. The havoc and hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor of Cuba. The explosions were leading the United States intervention in the Cuban War of Independence.
The war led to the United States becoming more powerful in the Caribbean region, and it resulted in the U.S. gaining control of Spain's Pacific possessions. The Spanish-American war led the United States to participate in the Philippine Revolution, which later started the Philippine–American War. The American army defeats the Spanish troop both on land and on the seas of Cuba. Spain surrendered on July 17, 1898, at Santiago.
The victory of the United States against the Spanish troop in the war produced a peace treaty that compelled the Spanish to give up the claims on Cuba. America also took over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Hawaii became an independent state under America.