Armistice Ended the Spanish–American War in 1898

Armistice Ended the Spanish–American War in 1898

Today in Latin American history, an Armistice ended the Spanish–American War in 1898.

The war came to an end when Spain formally agreed to a peace protocol on U.S. terms.  These terms included the cession of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Manila in the Philippines to the United States pending a final peace treaty.

On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved, and the United States gained its first overseas empire.

 

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