On the night of February 15, an explosion tore through the ship’s hull, and the Maine went down. Sober observers and an initial report by the colonial government of Cuba concluded that the explosion had occurred on board, but Hearst and Pulitzer, who had for several years been selling papers by fanning anti-Spanish public opinion in the United States, published rumors of plots to sink the ship (Bob Erkinson). When a U.S. naval investigation later
Three Major Causes to the American Revolution The Americans fought for their freedom from England in the Revolutionary War. For almost thirteen years England and the colonies debated taxes and laws. In December of 1773, the colonists surprised the British by throwing tea overboard British ships. During the night, the Sons of Liberty, dressed as Mohawk Indians, boarded British ships, cut the crates of tea open, and threw it overboard. They ended up throwing 90,000 pounds of tea overboard.
Adams wrote a letter calling for a mass meeting to be held and thousands of people arrived at the Old South Meeting House. On December 16th 30-130 men left the meeting and ran to the harbor and destroyed 342 chests of tea into the war which is now known as the Tea Party. The Bengal Famine of 1770 was a catastrophic famine that affected the lower plain of India, Bangladesh and parts of Assam, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand. The famine occurred due to the British East India Company’s policies in Bengal. They raised taxes from 10-50% and starved the populace to get the maximum profits.
He criticized the Spanish government and the way it controlled Cuba. Through yellow Journalism and anti-Spanish propaganda Hearst was able to upset the America public, and put the United States against Spain. Revolts against Spain had been occurring in Cuba for Some time. Then February 15th 1898 the USS Maine mysteriously sank in Havana harbor. This was all the America public needed.
Cuba, a Spanish colony, had been in rebellion since 1895. The brutal Spanish response turned American sympathies to the Cuban insurgents. The US Battleship Maine arrived in Havanna Harbor in January 1898 with a dual mission to protect American interests and present the Spanish with a show of force. At 9:40 PM on the evening of February 15, an explosion ripped the forward hull quickly sending the ship to the bottom of the harbor, killing two hundred sixty-six of the 345 crew members. Investigations started immediately.
Pearl Harbor: An Attack on Freedom Pearl Harbor was an attack on the United States by Japan on December 7th,1941 at 7:55 a.m.(U.S-History 1) This day was a day that will live in infamy as said by Franklin Roosevelt. (Buzzle 1)This attack killed more than 2,300 Americans. (Americas library 1) Pearl Harbor was one of the greatest tragedies ever to Americans. This attack drug the U.S into a world war they had no intention being in. The day of the incident two waves of planes attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Apart from the colonist being harassed with taxes, their trade with all parts of the world except Britain was another reason why the colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence. The illegal imposition of rules over their trade and production, commonly known as the Navigation Acts, which have been pressed on them for over a century and made worse by the Sugar Act and Townshend Acts was controlled once the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. Furthermore, the colonists were being deprived in many cases. The Boston Massacre was when a mob of 50 colonists gathered to protest against the officials. As fists and clubs began flying a soldier dropped dead, this forced the soldiers to fire, killing five civilians and wounding six.
Civilization was crushed” (page 103). The population of the United States was dramatically affected by the disaster because the explosion took out the President, so without the Government running smoothly and half of the population blasted out of existence, the civilization of Fort Repose and other cities are dwindling down. “I don’t see how we could get rocked from that distance. Maybe they hit Palm Beach and Miami. Maybe they missed and pitched two in the Glades” (page 93).
In July of 1863 New York City witnessed the most violent insurrection in American History due to draft riots. The riots lasted five days at the height of the Civil War. Rioters burned down draft offices, destroyed railroad tracks, and telegraph lines. The angry citizens hunted down policemen and soldiers. Then the rioters turned their murderous wrath against the black community (Bernstein 3).