Yellow Jurnolism sensationalizes story's to make more money.Yellow Jurnolism blamed Spain for attack on Maine.Due to this the war on Spain began.This shows how powerful the media is to society, they trust the word of their reports . When most of the time their reports or articales aren't true.
Remember the Maine
Spanish rule in Cuba as a colony who had no say and or self rule. They had concentration camps when the people fought for freedom.Cubans were given their independence.U.S. Gained Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN FORCED HAWAIIAN KING KALAKAUA TO SIGN CONTROL OF PEARL HARBOR OVER TO AMERICAS IN EXCHANGE FOR A CONTINUED SUGAR TRADE DEAL.HAWAIIAN QUEEN PUSHED TO BRING CONTROL BACK TO HAWAIIANS.AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN SANFORD DOLE AND U.S. MINISTER TO HAWAII JOHN L STEVENS SECRETLY NEGOTIATED SUPPORT FROM TO ARRANGE A MILITARY, BAYONET CONSTITUTION
Japan Opening Trade
The Maine was a U.S. Military Ship that protected America but exploded. Many people were killed, America was suspicious of the Spanish because they didnt trust them.
One cause of imperialism Geographic expansion. With expansion there are more resources. When there are more resources there is more wealth. Also along with that is there is more trade opportunities.
In 1853, the united states sent a steam-powered fleet, led by commodore matthew perry, to Japan to force open trade with outside nations.SHOW OF FORCE CONVINCED THE JAPANESE TO WORK TOWARDS INDUSTRIALIZATIONJAPAN RAPIDLY MODERNIZED, EVENTUALLY LEADING TO THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.