A Narrative Journal For The World Of 1898

Satisfactory Essays

The World of 1898

Garrett Clifton

History 1302- Fall 2015
Narrative Paper
September 30, 2015
Journal Entry 1
February 15, 1898 The events of today have been frightening for me and many other Americans as tragedy has struck in Havana harbor, Cuba. The USS Maine has exploded and been sunk by unknown and terrifying causes, killing 266 American officers and crew while injuring many others. I as well as most Americans assume this is the dirty work of the Spanish as revenge against the many American owned sugar plantations. Towards the end of 1897, General Fitzhugh Lee saw a rising concern for the safety of American citizens in Cuba and therefore requested help from the U.S Navy. The USS Maine was ordered to Florida and was awaiting

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