The Spanish-American War

De Dome Letter

" written by Señor Don Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish Ambassador to the United States, to Don José Canelejas, the Foreign Minister of Spain, reveals de Lôme's opinion about the Spanish involvement in Cuba and US President McKinley's diplomacy "

Rough riders

" The Rough Riders is the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish–American War and the only one of the three to see action. "

Charles Sigsbee

Why did the US attempt to encourage Americans to press the U.S. government into war with Spain?

US had owned the sugar plantation in cuba, and Spain was trying to take over Cuba, so they wanted to wanted to protect Cuba.


They had a war because Spain was taking over cuba, and Cuba was where the sugar plantations were located. America got money from the sugar Plantations, but apparently a sugar plantation is worth a bunch of solider's lives.