Spanish American War

Spanish-American War
Johnny Griffin

The war was based on U.S. going to war with Spain to help Cuba fight for their independence from Spain. Also another key thought to the war was the destruction of the U.S. Maine. This war only lasted a few months, and there was not many deaths caused by this battle. This war helped Cuba gain independence, and changed our role in foreign policy made the U.S. the dominate power in the western hemisphere, and created the U.S. a new stature in world affairs.

The Spanish-American War was not an random act of violence. Throughout the second half of the 19[th] century Cubans had repeatedly revolted against Spanish rule, only to be ruthlessly ...

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journal) and Joseph Pulitzer (New York World) worked to outdo each other with sensational headlines about Spanish atrocities in Cuba, real or invented. Editors sent their best reporters to Cuba and encouraged them to distort, exaggerate, or even make up stories to attract more readers. Even though Not proven Yellow Journalism pushed the U.S. into war. Hearst wanted a war with Spain to propel the United States to world power status. Once war was declared Hearst took credit for it, one of his Headlines blared , How Do You Like The Journals War.

On February 15[th] 1989, the U.S. Maine docked in Havana the Cuban Capital mysteriously exploded killing 260 sailors. Six days before the explosion the New York journal released text of a letter from Dupuy de Lome, Spanish ambassador to the United States, to a friend in Havana, summarizing President McKinley's annual message to Congress. In the de Lome Letter the Spaniard called McKinley weak and a bidder for the admiration of the crowd, ...

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Category: American History
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