Spanish American War
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The term used to describe the exaggerated news stories being reported at this time.
Americans were worried that problems in Cuba would disrupt the markets between our countries and the ____________ interests we had there.
This ship exploded in Cuban waters mysteriously. The Americans blamed Spain for it.
The Revolutionary War
Many Americans were sympathetic to Cuba because they had fought for their independence from England in what war.
Guam, Puerto Rico, Phillipines
The three territories the United States gained control of after the Spanish American War.
After the Spanish American war, Cuba gained it's ______________. This means they ruled themselves.
Causes of the Spanish-American War
1. Americans wanted to help Cuban rebels who thought Cuba should be an independent country
2. Yellow Journalism
3. US wanted to protect their business interests in Cuba
4. United States was upset over the the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine
Americans living in Cuba
The U.S.S. Maine was sent to protect __________________.
The Cuban Rebels
Who wanted to gain independence from Spain?
After the Spanish-American War the US emerged as a ________________.