Spanish American War
Clip: Season 1 | 4m 21s
On February 15, 1898, in Havana Harbor Cuba, an explosion destroyed an American Battleship, killing 266 men on board. The United States subsequently declares war on Spain. The war lasted 13 weeks, and during victory negotiations, the U.S. acquires Puerto Rico.
Problems Playing Video?
A Spanish language video page can be viewed here. Funding for LATINO AMERICANS is provided by CPB, PBS, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and The Summerlee Foundation