The Spanish-American War: The Ten Years War

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From 1895 through 1898 Cuba was fighting for independence from Spain. Toward the last three months of them fighting it was a major cause for the Spanish-American War. A little before all the rebelling began the war a few years earlier “The Ten-Years War” cause lots of things to change in Cuba. Some things that changed were the amount of sugar mills, which was a big reason America was interested in Cuba, another thing that changed is many rich Cubans properties were taken away and they joined the middle class. In 1878 Jose Marti went to America where he got the support of the Cuban exile community mostly in Ybor City and Key West Florida. He wanted to start a revolution in order to get free from Spain. Eventually Spain reacted by sending General

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