Follow writing assignment instructions for “The Sinking of the Maine.” Use the Maine passage to answer Questions 1-3. Use the passage “The Forgotten Man” to answer Question 4.
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1. According to the NewYork Journal, in what ways was the Maine an “object lesson” to the United States?
2. What reasons does the NewYorleJournal give for U.S. intervenrion in LUtlai
3. In what ways did the sinking of the Maine move the United Srates closer to war with Spain?
4. How do you think William Graham Sumner, author of”The Forgocren Man” (Document 138), would have responded to the views contained in this essay?
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