Spanish American War was the war that was fought in 1898. This war was fought because the Spanish Colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific were being invaded by the United States. This war was retaliation in response to the action of the Unites states. The reason given by US was to stop the actions of Cuba. USA said it was primarily to stop the expansion of communistic ideals around the world. This war also proved the superiority of the United States army over Cuba. This war happened around ten weeks. In the end, the Treaty of Paris was signed. Eminent writers like Kipling said that United States must act like the United Kingdom. He wanted US to acknowledge the racial segregation like US and act like the United Kingdom in tacking responsibility of the “white man’s burden”. This also resulted as a major setback to the Spanish empire. The United States gained many colonies as a result of this war. After this war was fought, Philippines wanted to be acknowledged as a new nation called the new Philippines. The United States did not accept the terms posed by Philippines. Unrest inside Philippines was developing. US engaged its military warfare inside the country. It was especially during this time that Kipling and many other people urged the US to act like the UK in response to these acts. Kipling urges the United States to take up their burden of civilizing the colonies like a man would take care of his family.