The Cause Of The Spanish-American War

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The Spanish-American war started with a rebellion in Spanish-held Cuba. Americans, who found out about the story, decided to side with Cuban revolutionaries. Two famous newspaper companies competing for readers at the time, used exaggerated stories of Cuba to draw in an audience. These rumours caused an uproar from the American citizens for war! After diplomacy fell, the short war took place. Theodore “Teddy (or Ted)” Roosevelt came home a war hero, and because of that, was greatly accepted as a political figure. He then ran for vice president, and won. During his term as vice president, presiding president William McKinley was assassinated.
Senator ALbert J. Beveridge thought the United States should expand wherever they could. He saw the
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