What Are The Consequences Of The Spanish American War

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The Spanish/American War started when Cuba wanted freedom from Spain. Two rival American newspapers were fighting for readers when word got out about Cuba, so they began making up stories to make it seem more exciting. This scared American citizens and they demanded war on Spain. America wanted Spain to clear the American hemisphere but Spain did not want to leave Cuba. Spanish, Cuban, and American diplomats were meeting up quietly to try and solve their differences. It could have worked if the Maine hadn’t sailed into Havana, Cuba. The Maine was a U.S. battleship that was sent to pick up American citizens if there was any trouble. Suddenly, the ship exploded. 260 American sailors were killed and we blamed it on Spain. The people of America
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