The Spanish-American War Newspaper

By:Adisa Zametica

The stories are right the Cubans have voiced a desire for self-rule.It is true that the Cubans have had a rebellion but not everything is true what they are saying.Cuba was coming under the economic influence of the United States.Americans thought Cuba was a good place to trade and invest
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On February 9, 1898, Hearst's New York Journal published a letter written by Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish ambassador to Washington. The de Lôme letter was addressed to a friend in Cuba but was somehow stolen from the mail and sent to the Journal for publication.In the letter, de Lôme called President McKinley "weak and catering to the rabble and, besides, a low politician." Americans were offended by this criticism of their president. De Lôme offered his resignation, but the damage was done. The publishing of this letter intensified anti-Spanish feelings in the United States and underscored the power of the press to inflame public opinion.The Maine had sailed to Cuba in January after riots broke out in the streets of Havana. Spaniards who opposed government reforms in Cuba led the riots. Fearing harm to American citizens and property, President McKinley had sent the Maine to Cuba to protect American interests.An official navy investigation began immediately, but the Journal and other newspapers immediately blamed Spain.

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The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought in Cuba.On July 1, General Shafter launched his assault on Santiago, moving against Spanish troops dug in along a ridge.Despite their quick victory, not everything went well for the U.S. forces. About 5,500 Americans died in the war, mostly from tropical diseases like malaria and yellow fever.Together with Colonel Leonard Wood, he helped form the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry are Rough Riders.Roosevelt and Rough Riders charged up Kettle Hill, while others U.S. forces fought in the battle of San Juan Hill.
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It had defeated a European nation and won control of overseas territories. In the peace treaty, the United States solidified its new position in world affairs.In the back the two people represent Spain and America and the two people represent before the Treaty of Paris.The Platt Amendment allowed the United States to intervene in Cuban affairs and to buy or lease land for naval bases.The Anti-Imperialist League is was an organization established on June 15, 1898, to battle the American annexation of the Philippines as an insular area.
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