Yellow Journalism Dbq

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In 1890 the U.S. went into war with spain for many reason for example. yellow journalism, imperialism and the sinking of the Maine is what caused the American population to want to go to war with Spain. yellow journalism is what got the rage in the american public. When the U.S.S. Maine was sunk word spread fast and the people were quick to blame the Spanish. Since the U.S had so many investments in Cuba it made one of the causes of the Spanish American War Yellow journalism played its part in making the war happen because the newspaper companies wanted to sell more newspapers so they stretched the truth for example with the headlines (doc c) “Main Blown Up by Spanish”,” Main Sinks do to Spanish Mines” it was these kind of headlines that
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