The Spanish-American War and the Root Reforms. The problem in Cuba. Significant U.S. economic interests in Cuba. Revolution (off and on) in Cuba since 1868 . Resumes in 1895 U.S. interests want stability. 1896: General Valeriano Weyler sent to suppress the rebellion.
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. . . and the “Yellow Press”
The New York Journal
The New York World
“. . . McKinley is weak and a bidder for the admiration of the crowd besides being a would-be politician who tries to leave a door open behind himself while keeping on good terms with the jingoes of his party”.
USS Maine blows up.
Battle of Manila Bay
US troops land in Cuba
American businessmen took over Hawaii in 1893.
Americans worked with:
S&W .38 Special
Military Policy of the United States