SpanishAmerican War

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THESIS : “ The United States didn’t want to get involved in the Spanish-American War, but was dragged into it due to yellow journalism, they wanted to control the seas, and wanted complete control over Cuba.” The Spanish-American War - “The Splendid Little War” Pia DeAngelis Mr. Fishman Period 7 For 113 days during the summer of 1898, the United States was at war with Spain. Neither the president of the United States, nor his cabinet, nor the the …

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…reporters made up stories, artists depicted them, and Hearst edited and published them in his newspaper. It was Hearst who dubbed the Spanish general in Cuba “butcher Weyler” for the atrocities he was reported to have committed against Cuban rebels. The Journal called Weyler a “human hyena” and a “mad dog.” Its description of the general was extreme: Weyler, the brute, the devastator of haciendas, the destroyer of families and the outrager of women....pitiless