DIRECTIONS: Read the assignment prompt. Use the material in the right pane to review the sources and your answers from the Inquiry page, by selecting a source and then using the tabs. Compose your answer in the box on the left. Use the email form to send your answer to your instructor.

ASSIGNMENT: "The explosion of the U.S.S. Maine caused the United States to invade Cuba in 1898." Use the documents provided and your own knowledge to evaluate this statement. Do you agree with this explanation of the causes of the Spanish American War? Why or why not? Use and cite evidence from the documents to support your analysis of this statement.



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When and where was this letter written? Why might this be important?

What two actions does Mr. Lee think the U.S. should take? Use the highlighted text as clues.

Look at Lee's reasons for these actions. What does this indicate about U.S. interests in the region? Use the highlighted text for clues.

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