Coming to War

Spanish American War

Events occurred to lead to the actual war.

Americans began to demand that something be done, so we don't have to go to war.

America didn't wanna go to war. They didn't want to lose any money or people.

What were people in America thinking?

The USS Maine blamed the Spanish.

How did "Yellow Journalism" affect public opinion?

Coined by New York Times, they referred to the senationalism
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What finally pushed us into war?

The Spanish blew up the USS Maine