Spanish American War Analysis

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EQ: For what reasons did The United States fight in the Spanish-American War?
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In June of 1897, the “US Navy [adopted] plans for the Spanish War.” For 113 days “the United States was at war with Spain. Neither the president of the United States nor his cabinet nor the Queen Regent of Spain nor her ministers wanted the war." Both governments worked hard to “avert a war over Cuba but American sympathy towards the rebels sparked as much indignation among Spaniards as did the Spanish outrage on the island among Americans." In the United States, "the grievances set forth in [the] Declaration of Independence were still able to …arouse indignation against colonial monarchies across the seas." Placing the Maine in
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The United States had realized the “possibility, Congress passed a law appropriating $50 million from the treasury surplus for national defense." The congress went ahead and spent the money on national defense to provide Cuba to stand a chance with the Spaniards. The funds used were for the United States for “the war with Spain in 1898 because of the series of events that took place inexorably drawn to it by an accumulation of circumstances that seemed to take on a life of their own." The funds were used to try and stop the Spaniards invading Cuba, but it seemed that no matter what the United States did, Spain always found a way around the United States trying to stop them. Cuba had such little chance winning the war that “outside the door of every hospital there was a waiting pile of empty coffins.” This was a bad sign for Cuba because it shows that their own country is not planning on them winning this war. This is where we stepped in to take control. Both governments had worked hard to “avert a war over Cuba but American sympathy towards the rebels sparked as much indignation among Spaniards as did the Spanish outrage on the island among Americans." Before this war had even started, Cuba and the United States both agreed to hold off this war with the Spaniards, but when the United States became furious with the Spaniards, they decided to go ahead and start the war with the Spaniards. One specific historical United States American hero, was Teddy Roosevelt. He was one of he figures that wanted to have the war in the first

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