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Spanish American War And World War I

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The Spanish-American War was, to a great extent, a "newspaperman's war", which led to the acquisition of overseas territory for the United States. The newspapers helped many people want to join the war. At first the only reason the United States wanted to start a war was because the wanted to give Cuba it's independence but many people said there is no point to start a war for that but when word came in that an American War Ship was blown up and in the newspapers it said that the Spanish did it, it made many people want to join the war. Also the Spanish-American War showed the achievements of a second ...view middle of the document...

The reason they wanted to fight Spain was because they were told that Spain blow up the ship. This was not a fact because no one know how the ship blow up, but in newspapers it was written that the Spanish did. Since most people read the paper it made them very angry and they agreed to start a war with Spain. If it weren't for the newspaper article no one in America would fight Spain to help Cuba receive independence. By America getting what they wanted after the Spanish-American War it represent the achievement of a second phase of manifest destiny. Since manifest destiny is when one country rules the whole world the second phase was when one country has full control of one hemisphere and that's what exactly America did. America should by them destroying Spain and taking over most of its land was that America was a strong and powerful nation. They wanted to show other countries that they should not mess with America. When people heard that a war with Spain is starting they said no we won't fight. When they heard an American Warship was blown up by a Spanish ship they said yes. The thing was a lie about the Spanish ship blown up the American. This would tell to people in newspapers because the government wished that the people joined the army and fight. Also after the war America achieved the second phase of the manifest destiny. This was that one country would rule its hemisphere.

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