Remember the USS Maine? It was the U.S. ship that blew up in Havana in 1898, and was the casus belli for a tectonic-plate shifting war that has become surprisingly obscure (maybe there were a couple of slightly larger wars after it that got a little more attention). 1,490 more words
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Another exciting time I recall was the announcement of the blowing up and sinking of the. U.S. Battleship Maine by the Spanish in Havana, Cuba harbor, the declaration of war against Spain and the slogan “Remember the Maine”, Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, the charge up San Juan Hill, the destruction of the Spanish fleet and Dewey’s victory in Manila Bay, culminating in a stupendous, triumphal parade in New York for this great national hero. 547 more words