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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 was this published? How long after the start of the Spanish-American War?
Why might the cartoonist have chosen a ball and chain to represent Spain?
Why is Miss Columbia sitting down in front of a map of the U.S.? Why is Miss Cuba standing politely? What do these images say about the relationship between Cuba and the U.S.?