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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

… War Improved American Food.

"America declared war on Spain in 1898. In the aftermath, the Spanish Empire came to an end, the US grew bigger, and the US Food & Drug Administration came into effect.

It all began in 1823 when President James Monroe created the Monroe Doctrine. It decreed that while the US accepted European colonies in the Americas, it would not tolerate further European expansion in the New World. During the American Civil War, the US was too busy to enforce the decree.

In 1868, Cuba fired the first shot in an attempt to obtain independence from the Spanish Empire. After ten years of fighting, Cuba remained Spanish property.

AdvertisementBy 1894, the US was buying 90% of Cuba's exports (twelve times more than Spain), while 40% of Cuba's imports came from the US. The US was also beginning to expand its navy and wanted to build a canal in either Nicaragua or Panama. The plan was supported by President Theodore Roosevelt Jr…"
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anvil1 Inactive Member16 Nov 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Never forget our greatest reward for the Spanish- American war and Cuba.

The Cuba Libre. Rum and coke with a twist of lime. ;)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 3:13 p.m. PST



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