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    returning the Cuban lands back to its people. President McKinley who was pressured into war by yellow press, sent American forces into battle which ultimately led to the birth of a western hemispheric super power, the United States. The sinking of the USS Maine, the use of yellow press journalism, and the national uproar and motivation is what drove the Americans to victory. Valeriano Weyler, the Spanish General in Cuba, started a campaign called Subjugation or Death. This bloody campaign was Spain’s attempt

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    Not until the Gulf of Tonkin Incident would a trigger to war be so scrutinized and clouded in mystery as the destruction of the USS Maine. Over one hundred years later there is still a debate over what caused the explosion on the Maine and ultimately led the United States to war with Spain. The debate of the USS Maine’s destruction is over whether the explosion came from inside the ship, the internal explosion theory, or came from an outside the ship, the external explosion theory. Most of these

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    the USS Maine was the Spanish. Yellow Journalism was exaggeration of the news which led Americans to believe that the Spanish wanted war. Americans wanted more military forces and natural resources to become imperialist. The United States fought in the Spanish war because of the sinking of the USS Maine, yellow journalism, and Imperialism. Americans were quick to believe that the sinking of the USS Maine was the Spanish. Americans assumed right away that the Spanish destroyed the USS Maine and

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    February 15th, 1898, the USS Maine was hit with a mine as it sat in the Havana Harbor. There is large speculation to whether that is the truth or not. Over the years it is still a topic of debate as of what caused the explosion. Some believe that the Spaniards did it, others believe it was a clumsy mistake of misplaced ammo, others believe it was a spontaneous coal fire that caught a box of ammunition on fire. No matter the cause, the loss of the ship and 260 of her crew was devastating to America

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    Spanish-American War There were many reasons why the Spanish-American War happened. But here are a few big reasons that helped cause the Spanish-American War. Something that caused The Spanish-American War was the explosion of the USS Maine. The US blamed Spain for blowing up the US ship. I think it was miscommunication because the Americans didn’t know what happened. Another reason I think caused the war is the US wanted Cuba and the Philippines and Spain controlled. The Americans wanted but Spain

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    accumulation many events which caused the war to explode. It started with the event surrounding USS Maine, was a "second class" battleship built up for the U.S. Navy. Spain sent General “Butcher” Weyler to control the situation in Cuba, so America sent the navy battleship called the USS Maine to the area to protect American investments. At first, the battleship USS Maine had no hostility, but until the Maine exploded at

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    On February 15, 1898 an explosion will occur on the USS Maine killing 260 sailors. The papers will use the anger felt by the United States public by creating coverage blaming Spain for the explosion. Captain Sigsbee of the USS Maine will send information about the incident to the New York World. He will come to the conclusion that “after a hasty examination, the disaster to the Maine was not caused by accident.”(S) Sigsbee stated that the boiler room was carefully inspected

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    The quote "A Splendid little war" by Secretary of State John Hay summarizes the Spanish American War in 1898. While this war could be seen as an act of aggression by the 20th century standards this war was beneficial to the United States of America while being deviating to the Kingdom of Spain for many reasons. There were many causes for the Spanish American War. The first long term cause was the Wilson Gordon Tariff. This tariff ultimately decreased tariff rates for may Europeans nations excluding

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    Causes of the Spanish-American War In April of 1898 America finally declared war against Spain and this was as a result of the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana in February of the same year. After months of war and wrangles, the war came to an end after the signing of the Treaty of Paris on 10th of December 1898.1 The end of the war saw the Spaniards loss complete control over majority of their remaining empires aboard including Cuba, Philippines Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam among other

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    Yellow journalism is a type of journalism that contained exaggerated stories paired with eye-catching photos, drawing many readers. Historians throughout the years have postulated that this is the cause for the Spanish-American War; however this is deceitful. Although many articles were intentionally made to anger Americans, thus causing war, the yellow press had no effect on the decision to declare war against Spain. William Randolph Hearst, a person often credited with beginning the yellow press

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