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  • USS Maine Sinks, Prompting the US to Declare War on Spain (1898)
    on 02/15/2019 at 5:00 am

    In January 1898, the USS Maine was sent to protect American interests in Cuba, where an anti-Spanish insurrection was taking place. It sank weeks later, after an onboard explosion. Fueled by the conspiracy theories of American yellow journalism, outrage over the deaths of 260 of the ship's crew members helped push the nation toward the Spanish-American War. […]

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