A ship with Americans has been sunk and we believe it was the Spaniards.
Well we might also get a lot of new land such as the Philippines and Guam and the Philippines.
Well that makes it a little better, with more land we'll be a bigger world power than we are now!
I wonder what will happen.
I believe going to war in this situation was the right move by the United States. If a country gets one of their ships sunk, they can't stand back and watch. If they stood back and watched what was stopping the opposing country from sinking another ship? Nothing. The United States made the right move.