Unit 8: U.S. Imperialism Project

Unit 8: U.S. Imperialism Project

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  • Yellow Journalism: The sensationalization of stories in order to sell newspapers.
  • Cubans in Captivity
  • <Mr. McKinley we HAVE to go to war with Spain. The newspaper said Spain is keeping Cuba captive.
  • Here you have The Maine.  This was new a battleship sent by the U.S President, William McKinley, to help Americans living in Cuba.
  • On February 15, 1898, the Maine exploded. This killed 260 Americans.
  • Spain Sinks Ship!
  • People went wild from yellow journalism, and William McKinley declared war on Spain for sinking the ship. In reality, the fire sparked from gunpowder on the main. 
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