Spanish War: The Spanish/American War

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Spanish/American War The war was fought between Spain against America and Cuba. Cuba’s purpose was to gain their freedom from Spain, meanwhile, American was trying to expand their territory and they seized an opportunity by fighting alongside Cuba. America’s goal was to make Puerto Rico American territory. Part of the reason that the war was started was because of yellow journalism (which is making up a story or exaggerating one because they do not have a story of their own), however, the major spark of the war is when the Maine (a U.S. battleship) was blown a up and was blamed on the Spanish. The accusation against Spain was not correct, but that wasn’t proved incorrect for long time. They ended up wanting to go to war. Almost everyone in
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