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Allan Adderley 3/9/2015 | | The Tribune | Cuba Under Attack | | Spanish-American War! Letter to the Editor of The tribuneI am more than please to acknowledge President William McKinley strategic plan to help Cuba against Spain. President McKinley made sure that Cuba was protected from any raids, ensured the safety of the people and made sure there was a stable government to operate Cuba. As a result, Cuba gain their independence. Despite the bloodshed that 100,000 people were killed made me sick to my stomach and can’t imagine how many bodies were scattered on that island. | | Cuba Fight for Independence President William McKinley, asks Congress to declare war on Spain on this day in 1898. In 1895, Cuba, located no more than 100 miles south of the United States, attempted to overthrow Spanish colonial rule. The rebels received financial assistance from private U.S. interests and used America as a base of operations from which to attack. The Spanish military responded with brutal force. In the cause of humanity and to put an end to the barbarities, bloodshed, starvation, and horrible miseries now existing there, and which the parties to the conflict are either unable or unwilling to stop or mitigate. Cuba was basically being mistreated and a fight they could not win. | | | United states decided to invade Cuba and go to war with Spain!In response to the cause of humanity and to put an end to the barbarities, bloodshed, starvation, and horrible miseries now existing there, and which the parties to the conflict are either unable or unwilling to stop or mitigate. It is no answer to say this is all in another country, belonging to another nation, and is therefore none of our business. It is specially our duty, for it is right at our door. We owe it to our citizens in Cuba to afford them that protection and indemnity

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