Spanish-American War and Teddy Roosevelt in American Historyby Tom McGowen
In February 1898, the United States battleship Maine exploded in the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Most Americans blamed Spain, which ruled Cuba at the time. Because the Spanish often abused their power there, some Americans favored invading Cuba even before the Maine incident. But The United States was seen as a country of little importance. Many Americans felt that the United States had to go to war to become a great power. And certain people were doing everything they could to cause one! In The Spanish-American War and Teddy Roosevelt in American History, Tom McGowen examines the Spanish-American War and the clever maneuvers of Theodore Roosevelt, both of which helped put the United States on the path to what it is today -- a world superpower.
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