Spanish American War

Spanish American War

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  • Uncle Sam
  • The United States needs to help out these less powerful countries,Will. It'll help us establish the U.S. as an international imperialist power!
  • Maybe you're right... The U.S. needs to expand...
  • President McKinley
  • Mr. President, the Cubans are suffering under Spanish rule and are starting to rebel. They need our help!
  • I'll send over our very advanced warship, the USS Maine, to help them!
  • The USS Maine explodes in Havana, Cuba. It was due to an accident involving gunpowder that was already on board
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • THE JOURNAL Kill The Spanish Brute! Spanish set the USS Maine ablaze in Havana Harbor 
  • NEW YORK WORLD Spain Blew Up The Maine, Now We Must Blow Them Up! Thousands of US Soldiers Perish in USS Maine explosion
  • Yellow Journalism ensues...
  • Joseph Pulitzer
  • Hearst, Pulitzer, and the American public are pressuring me to do something, so I'm going to declare war on Spain for Cuba!
  • USA
  • Spain
  • The Spanish American War (1898) lasted 113 days and ended with a peace treaty that gave the U.S. control over the former Spanish colonies of Cuba, The Philippines, Guam, Wake Island, and Puerto Rico.
  • Wow! That was easy!
  • Cuba
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