Thousand Days' War

American Empire

North America 1900.0523

Thousand Days' War

The Spanish-American War, the Banana Wars, the Mexican Revolution, World War I and the Great Depression (23 May 1900)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

The Spanish-American War gave the US an empire in the Caribbean and the Pacific and marked its emergence as a Great Power The first crisis of this period was in Colombia, where the ruling Conservative Party's rigging of elections and suppression of the Liberal Party triggered a revolt in 1899. Although the Conservatives won this Thousand Days' War in 1902, resentment remained in much of the country.

Main Events

US annexes Hawaii

United States officially annexes Republic of Hawaii under terms of Newlands Resolution

US-Spanish hostilities end

United States and Spain sign Washington Peace Protocol

Treaty of Paris

United States and Spain sign Treaty of Paris, with Spain ceding Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines

British Guiana-Venezuela border agreed

Settlement of British Guiana-Venezuela boundary dispute through arbitration by the United States

Thousand Days War

Civil war in Colombia between ruling Conservative Party and Liberal opposition

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