The Coming Of War The cause of Spanish-American war is still a controversial topic in the international. Some people think the Spanish-American War is the United States tried to seize Spanish territories of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines in 1898. In that time, Spanish had been weak for a long time, and Spanish don’t have a strong power like before. Cuba and Philippines people aimed struggle against Spanish rules. Spanish army brutal suppression of violence against Cuba people and this act make the United States feel angry and endanger United States economic interests in Cuba. On February 15, 1898, United States sent a battleship called Maine to protect Cuba was exploded, and this bomb makes 260 sailors were killed and sinking the ship. So the United States put this incident as an excuse to invade Cuba. However, some people thought this war is Spanish fault. Spain controls Cuba as colony and knockdown the battleship. So the United States felt angry about Spanish act. On April 4, 1898, Spanish first announced that declare war against the United States. And On April 5, 1898, United States announce that declare war On Spanish. On February 15, 1898, The American battleship Maine was explored, and this bomb made 260 sailors died. This act makes American felt angry, and because of newspaper and social media spread, it makes American feel angry. Although most of the people felt angry to Spain because of this act, some people still doubt that Maine explosion was not totally Spain’s fault. New York News and New York World use” Yellow Journalism” make American people furious. Yellow Journalism was developed in the commercial competition between Pulitzer’s New York World and Hearst’s New York News. It used emotional socialism as the main reporting to achieve their purpose. It used extreme exaggeration and sham plot to increase people’s bad feelings about that things. They used yellow journalism to expand sales and earn more money. The yellow journalism used the large title to attract people’s attention, and sympathy for the “oppressed” people and invite people’s mood. Finally, it caused public opinion and destroyed newspaper’s freedom. At the beginning of the mid-19th century, Cuba began to resist Spanish control, and Cuba wants to get independence. United States support Cuba to gain independence, but the United States President doesn’t want to fight against Spain because of peace. So the United States told Spanish if you can make Cuba independence, we won’t cause war. Spanish don’t agree to make Cuba independence, and it also pushes the United States into war.