Although the fighting lasted just 10 weeks and wasn't much of a military contest, the Spanish-American
War is a pivotal moment in U.S.
Miller (American studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston) examines the impact of media and public amusements on public opinion during the Spanish-American
War and the US incursions into Spain's colonies in the Pacific and the Caribbean.
As with Iraq and Afghanistan, we tend to treat the Spanish-American
War as a solitary misadventure, although the brief, one-sided war with Spain was anything but that.
Bernards during the Spanish-American
War and submarine-tracking seagulls during World War I.
The calculations show the following percentage burdens: 1991 Persian Gulf War 0.3%; Spanish-American
War 1.1%; Iraq-Afghan wars 1.2%; Mexican War 1.4%; War of 1812 2.2%; Vietnam War 2.3%; Korean War 4.2%; Civil War 11.3%; World War I 13.6%; and World War II 35.8%.
The image of Teddy Roosevelt, the purest American loyalist, charging up San Juan Hill to liberate Cuba from the malicious Spanish regime is insufficient to capture the total picture of the complex political, military, and strategic confluence that led to the Spanish-American
As a result of the Spanish-American
War, the United States gained overseas territories, thus greatly expanding the scope of the Signal Corps' duties.
Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American
and Philippine-American Wars