The Battleship Maine


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Well , it was 1898 , a long long time ago . The Battleship Maine was sitting in Havana Harbor when , on February 15 , it blew up . Americans blamed the Spanish , who ran Cuba . Most likely the explosion was a tragic accident . Nevertheless, the U.S. demanded that Spain give up control of Cuba . Spain refused , of course , and the two nations went to war .

The U.S. ambassador to Great Britain , writing to Teddy Roosevelt , called it ” a splendid little war “.maine commander


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4 responses to “The Battleship Maine

  1. I remembered that I was suppose to remember the Maine, I just didn’t know why. Thanks!

  2. I love this history, great photos.

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