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Spanish-American War

"Atticus, you’re like that old publisher who sent out a staff artist to cover the Spanish-American War.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  1898 war between the United States and Spain that was sparked by the sinking of the USS Maine
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The U.S. won decisive naval victories in the Philippines and Cuba. The U.S. gained ownership of the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam.

During the war, Teddy Roosevelt’s popularity was boosted by leading the charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill.
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  • "Atticus, you’re like that old publisher who sent out a staff artist to cover the Spanish-American War.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Backstage, Cecil and I found the narrow hallway teeming with people: adults in homemade three-corner hats, Confederate caps, Spanish-American War hats, and World War helmets.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • In the Spanish-American War he hadn’t got farther than a case of flux in Florida.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Delta is an ancient army post, with a history dating back to the Spanish-American War just before the turn of the century.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death

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  • He didn’t remember the Spanish-American War in which he had lost a son; he didn’t even remember the son.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • He had tried to satisfy it by enlisting in the cavalry for the Spanish-American War, and though he became a skilled horseman, thanks to bad timing and dysentery he never got out of Camp Wheeler in Alabama.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Twice—once when at the Chicago celebration of the Spanish-American War he alluded to the color-prejudice that is "eating away the vitals of the South," and once when he dined with President Roosevelt—has the resulting Southern criticism been violent enough to threaten seriously his popularity.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • She’s been fiftyish, it seems, since the Spanish-American War.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Since the Spanish-American War, the United States has taken eight million less-advanced people under its jurisdiction, in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Phillipines.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • In the general rejoicing throughout the country which followed the close of the Spanish-American war, peace celebrations were arranged in several of the large cities.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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  • Several prominent generals came, including General Shafter and General Joseph Wheeler, who were recently returned from the Spanish-American war.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • In the fall of 1898 I heard that President McKinley was likely to visit Atlanta, Georgia, for the purpose of taking part in the Peace Jubilee exercises to be held there to commemorate the successful close of the Spanish-American war.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Spanish-American War [8] , War of 1812 [7] , War of 1812 [7] , Louisiana Purchase [8] , California Gold Rush [9] , Monroe Doctrine [9] , Rough Riders [9]
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