Remember the Maine! (1898) — Weapons and Warfare

The battle cry of the Spanish-American War, coined by the jingo press, whipped up war sentiment after the USS Maine was destroyed in an explosion while anchored in Havana harbor. The sinking served as the cause for the United States to declare war on Spain. The battleship Maine arrived in Cuba, ostensibly for a “friendly” […]

via Remember the Maine! (1898) — Weapons and Warfare.

In memory of those who died when the battleship exploded.

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10 Responses to Remember the Maine! (1898) — Weapons and Warfare

  1. allenrizzi says:

    Interestingly and astonishingly we still pay a federal excise tax to pay for the Spanish-American war every time we buy new tires for our cars. Seriously?

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  2. SLIMJIM says:

    I remember the Maine

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