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What was the meaning of the cry Remember the Maine?

A slogan of the Spanish-American War. The United States battleship Maine mysteriously exploded and sank in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, in 1898. Stirred up by the yellow press (see yellow journalism), the American public blamed the sinking on Spain, which then owned Cuba.

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Keeping this in consideration, why did remember the Maine became a rallying cry?

As Cuban/Spanish civil conflict escalated, the battleship Maine was sent to protect American interests on the island. Regardless, "Remember the Maine" became the rallying cry for war. April 19, the U.S. Congress declared Cuba free of Spanish rule, and on April 25 there was a formal declaration of war.

Secondly, what was the effect of the phrase Remember the Maine? Americans were outraged by this apparent Spanish atrocity and the incident led directly to the US declaration of war against Spain (Spanish-American War). The slogan "Remember the Maine" was used to whip up fervor for the war by reminding Americans of the need for revenge.

Besides, what was the battle cry Remember the Maine?

"Remember the Maine" The 1898 Spanish-American War was a battle over Spanish holdings. The war was relatively short lived as the U.S. captured major territories including Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines. During the war, "Remember the Maine" was a common battle cry used to inspire troops as they fought.

WHO SAID Remember the Maine?

Joseph Pulitzer

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