Spanish American War and Yellow Journalism Videos Questions This link also has information on the Spanish American War and Yellow Journalism: http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/spanishamerican/section2.rhtml 1. At the turn of the century (19th to 20th) what country ruled Cuba? 2. What was one of the motivations for the USA to go to war with Spain over Cuba? 3. What was the term given to newspapers that fanned the flames of war using bias and sensationalism? 4. Why was the battleship Maine sent to Havana, Cuba? 5. How does the Spanish American War connect to USA’s Imperialism? 6. Define Yellow Journalism in your own words and give an example of a newspaper/magazine today that fits the definition. 7. Who was William Randolph Hearst? 8. Why were Hearst’s newspapers so popular with people? 9. How do newspapers today resemble Hearst’s newspapers at the turn of the 19th century?