• 1868-1878: Ten Years' War in Cuba
  • 1893: Turner's Thesis
  • 1895: Cuban War for Independence
  • February, 1896: Reconcentration Policy
  • August 1896: Revolt in the Philippines
  • March 4, 1897: President McKinley Inaugurated
  • April 16, 1897: T. Roosevelt Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy
  • December, 1897: McKinley Asks Congress for Aid to Cuba
  • February 9, 1898: Dupuy de Lôme Letter Scandal
  • February 16 1898: Battleship U.S.S. Maine Explodes
  • March 17, 1898: Senator Proctor Exposes Spain's Brutality in Cuba
  • April 25, 1898: Congress Declares War
  • May 1, 1898: Commodore Dewey's Victory in the Philippines
  • May 15, 1898: Theodore Roosevelt resigns as Ass. Sec. of the Navy
  • June 22, 1898: U.S. troops land in Cuba
  • July 1, 1898: Victory in San Juan Heights
  • July 17, 1898: Spanish surrender Santiago
  • August 12, 1898: Spain signs Peace Protocol
  • December 10, 1898: Treaty of Paris signed
  • January 1899: Senate Debate over Ratification of the Treaty of Paris
  • February 6, 1899: Treaty of Paris ratified
  • March 4, 1901:
    • McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term
    • Roosevelt becomes Vice-President
  • March 23, 1901: Aguinaldo captured by U.S. troops
  • September, 1901: President McKinley assassinated
  • July 4, 1902: Philippine War declared over


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