What Are The Factors That Led To The Spanish American War

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Spanish American War On April 19th, 1898, The United States impetuously pursue a war with imperialist Spain that would eternally change our country for better and for worse. During this time period Spain had control over several territories within the Caribbean because they were still a colonial power. Even though Spain had control over the territories of Cuba and the Philippines, there was a tension that built between Spain and their territories and the United States was able to come and help them fight to win their independence and also to gain territory with the pacific and Caribbean in the intervening time. There are many different factors that led to the war. One of the factors that led to the Spanish American War was the explosion of the United States battleship "The Maine". The sinking ship killed 260 sailors. There wasn't really any evidence that Spain were the ones to blew up the battleship. The Americans assumed that Spain were the ones who did such deleteriousness which made them respond with outrage. Another reason of why the United States threatened Spain with war was because Spain didn't guarantee peace and stability in Cuba.…show more content…
When the United States Battleship "Maine" exploded in its harbor in the Havana, it rapidly caught the attention of people all around the world. People already felt sympathy towards the suffering people in Cuba due to the sinking ship. Also the hatred towards the Spaniards grew. The talk of the war was incredibly in almost every American tongue. And even though McKinley didn't want to go into war but the "act" of Spain was a direct example of the act of

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