Presentation on theme: "Spanish- American War April-Aug 1898 Yellow Journalism -Exaggerated stories describing conditions for Cubans Americans sympathize with Cubans De Lome."— Presentation transcript:
Spanish- American War April-Aug 1898 Yellow Journalism -Exaggerated stories describing conditions for Cubans Americans sympathize with Cubans De Lome Letter Spanish Minister to the U.S- Enrique Dupuy de Lome writes a letter calling McKinley weak -Americans angry Monroe Doctrine -Limit European influence in Latin America Expansionist Pressure Wanted Spanish spoils: Cuba Puerto Rico Philippines Guam Sinking of USS Maine American ship sent to Cuba to protect Americans and property. Explodes off the coast of Havana Feb 15th 1898. Explosion a mystery! Cuban Revolution -Cubans rebel against Spanish rule -Spanish General Weyler sent to break up rebellion. Placed rebels in concentration camps -Jose Marti Destruction of plantations Americans sympathize with Cubans
Yellow Journalism William Randolph Hearst Josef Pulitzer (New York Journal ) (New York World )
Cartoon. Spanish Ape hunkers over grave of USS Maine sailors. (1898).
THE HEADLINES: Cuban Babes Prey to Famine Thousands of Children of the Reconcentrados Perishing in Island Towns Sights that Sicken Strong Men THE HEADLINES: Does Our Flag Shield Women? Refined Young Women Stripped and Searched by Brutal Spaniars While Under Our Flag on the Ollivette