Cuban War Of Independence Rhetorical Analysis

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liberties of...people” to intervene on behalf of Cuba (McCartney, pp. 240). His rhetoric portrays a common belief of Americans that the United States’ destiny is to help others achieve the same success and freedom America possesses. Moreover, it portrays the American belief that the United States holds a distinctive role in Providential history and a sacred responsibility to further Christian values abroad. Eventually, when an American battleship, the USS Maine, exploded in the Havana harbor, Americans called for action, which finally led to the American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. During this time, Americans redefined the United States as being interventionist and asserted that the United States’ history of freedom proved

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