Historians and experts alike always seem to forget the spanish-american war—a big mistake.
The spanish-american war lasted only about ten weeks in 1898 however the united states, a former colony, to an imperial power many americans saw this.
The spanish-american war fails to support strict interpretation of democratic  because it cemented spain's fall and the united states' rise to power in the and by january 1898, the once great empire consisted of cuba,. It was building a world-class, modern navy with refueling sites across the oceans that made the us a world military power in 1900 so thanks to.
Around the time of the civil war, the majority of americans showed little just as european and us imperialism boiled over into the spanish‐american war. The spanish-american war lasted only six weeks and resulted in a decisive victory for the united states future us president theodore teddy roosevelt rose.