Causes and Effects of the Spanish American War

Causes and Effects of the Spanish American War

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  • Yellow Journalism
  • Jingoism
  • From:  Don Enrique
  • De Lôme Letter
  • To: President McKinley
  •  Dupuy de Lôme
  • Yellow Journalism was used in order for newspapers to sell more money. They were more concerned about making a profit rather than telling the truth.
  • U.S. Gains Territory
  • Jingoism, or extreme patriotism, was a cause of the Spanish-American war
  • U.S. is recognized as a world power
  • The De Lôme letter was a letter written by Spanish Ambassador Don Enrique, criticizing President McKinley.  Yellow Journalism exaggerated this event, calling it the "worst insult to the President"
  • Spain Loses Territories
  • As a result of the war, the United States gained territories in the Philipines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • After the war, the United States proved its place in the world, beating another European nation
  • Hand in hand with the United States gaining territories, Spain had also lost territories, weakening them as a world power
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