Cubans were unhappy with Spanish rulers and revolted. Americans heard about the cruel treatment of Cubans in Yellow Journalism and initate war on Spain
We're tired of you treating us like trash!
I can't believe this! The headlines are true!! We must help Cuba!!!!
Cubans getting mistreated was not the only factor that contributed to America going to war with Spain. The de Lome letter that ridiculed President McKinley and the U.S. naval ship "Maine" getting blown up by Spain also caused the war.