The Spanish-American War

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The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. There were situations that led up to this war. President McKinley’s war message was an attempt for congress to allow the U.S to “... secure a full and final termination of hostilities between the government of Spain and the people of Cuba, …” according to Mckinley’s message. One of the reasons for this war was the destruction of the battleship dubbed “USS Maine”. However, there were people who opposed of this war and thought of it in certain ways. The victory of the United States raised questions about the United States as the world power. Many Cubans and Filipinos looked at America as a savior for the past situation they were
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