U.S. History

U.S. History

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  • America's greed was partially responsible for the Spanish-American war when they tried to get Cuba and take control of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The U.S. was so determined to intervene with the rebellion that they were prepared to go to war.
  • Both Spain and the U.S. had major investments in Cuba. Spain wouldn't give Cuba independence because of the revenue the island provided.
  • The U.S. was gathering all these territories and planned on purchasing Cuba.
  • The USS Maine explosion was the last straw, so to speak. Blame was placed on the Spanish.
  • The newspapers didn't help matters. They stirred up the people with fake news, also known as "yellow journalism."
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