No, I do not think that America should go to war with Spain because it would be not only an excessive measure but also an ill-founded accusation. Even if it was Spain who caused the explosion, going to war would not fix what had been done nor would it make it better. In fact, going to war would mean more lives and resources lost. Also, the various investigations done means that no conclusion could be made with any certainty. Also, just one news company's opinion does not constitute truth.
Based on the information that we learned about the USS Maine, I do not think that America should go to war with Spain. I think that they should not go to war with them because it was never completely proven that Spain caused the USS Maine to blow up. Without having a good reason with evidence to back up the reason, I do not think that they should start a war that could be meaningless if Spain had not attacked the USS Maine.
No, there's not enough concrete evidence of foul play for war to be suggested. There are no witnesses and no one confessed. War at that point would be without probable cause as Spain was not the only factor that could have caused the explosion.
I believe that they shouldn't go to war with Spain. For one, they don't know for sure that Spain did it. Secondly, the ship was not properly made and they also put the gunpowder beside something explosive so that wasn't very thought through. Lastly, going to war off of an assumption would drastically hurt their plan for establishing a higher role in world affairs.
I do not think that America should go to war. I think that not enough information was given to make a decision if it were necessary to go to war. It could cause for America to become untrust worthy to countries and so they wouldn't be able to get allies since they might get blamed for other attacks.
I do not believe that the U.S. should go to war over this incident. There is so much uncertainty over what happened with the event of the USS Maine and the ship was susceptible to accidents. We don't need to go to war over what could be false.
No not at all. The Sinking of the Maine had no proof behind it whether it was an accident or a deliberate attack. There's no way we should've gone to war against something that was what we "thought" happened. Everyone around just heard an explosion and no bomb fragments were found therefore there is no reason to go to war over a hunch.
No I do not believe that America should go to war because what happened to the USS Maine was just a horrible accident. It was not a terrist attack because it said that the explosion was most likely caused by a fire near the gunpowder. Also when steam and water mix it can cause massive explosions. Back then it was not uncommon for a steam ship to explode.
I do not believe America should go to war with Spain because of the USS Maine. It technically wasn't proven that this was a terroist attack from Spain onto the US therefore, they shouldn't go to war. No one knows for sure if it was a terroist attack or an accident. Why would the US risk going to war if they didn't know for sure that Spain had attacked them? It would be pointless. If more information was provided or further investigation was conducted, the results would be different.
I think that I would go to eat because of this tragic event. I would want to fight because as an American many people are dead that were fighting for our country. Since the Spanish terrorist wanted to kill them then they should want to fight and own up to what their people have done.
Yes i would fight because even though there is no prove many other ships have exploded. Why wasnt a big deal made? Maybe because this was a terrorist attack . This should not just let be left without a fight. They should pay for what they did and we should go to war and fight.
No, because although they have lost too many people on the ship already and to go to war would mean that America will need more people but also it means that more live would die. Furthermore America will need more equipment and supplies to go to war. And i believe it was and accident not a terrorist.
I do not believe that we should go to war with Spain. If we go to war we are just going to lose many more people and resources. We don't need that to happen. Also we don't have enough evidence that Spain caused the explosion. So whats the point of risking other people's lives and using our resources for another war that is pointless.
I do not think it is justified to fight a war over the sinking of this ship. I have been given little reason to believe Spanish dissidents or Spain blew up the boat. The damage appears to be because of an accident and not of deliberate sabotage. The US should not go to war due to the lack of evidence implicating Spain in the explosion.
No, I do not believe that America should go to war with Spain. The ship exploded and the article said it was unknown if it was an attack, mine, or accident however that's what it was labeled as, an accident. Also, starting the war could lead to a larger problem such as them assuming without evidence. No clear evidence linked Spain to the ships explosion so it is impossible to say they were responsible for the attack, and starting a war with an innocent country could lead to many other problems such as a lack of trust between Allies because America was so quick to assume.
No, I do not think that we should go to war with Spain. I believe that it is unnecessary and that we don't have enough evidence to blame Spain for the explosion of the USS Maine. I also feel that we can't afford to lose anymore people or resources that we have. Overall, I think that going into war with Spain is not necessary and if we did go to war we would end up losing a lot of much needed people and resources. Also, we don't have enough evidence to blame Spain for the explosion of the USS Maine.
No, America should not go to war with Spain. The was still debate whether the ship exploding was an act of terror or was just the poor design for the ship. There was no solid evidence or poof that could prove that it was an act of terror. Plus we were not ready to fight another war and it would lead to bigger problems than just a ship exploding.
Based on the information given I do not think America should go to war with Russia for different reasons. First off, they never fully proved it was Russia that did it they just had speculations on who did it. Also they had theories on explosions from the coal bunkers and many believed it to just be an accident. Even if it was an attack it was just on one ship which isn't much reason to go to war it would be a waste of there time and money.
The United States should not go to war with Spain. There was no proof that the destruction of that vessel was caused by Spain as multiple independent investigations have came to the conclusion of. This incident was used to give the US a reason to go to war with Spain
Based off the information provided by the USS Maine article, I feel as though the United States should not go to war with Spain. This is mainly because there is no actual evidence that the incident occurred because of the Spanish. So we would basically be causing a war over something that may or may not have even happened. If it didn't happen we would have totally lost our relationship with the Spanish.
I think, based on the information given, that the U.S. should not go to war. There is not enough evidence to prove the Spanish did it but also not enough information to disprove it. If it was an accident then the war would be for no reason. It doesn't make sense to me to go to war over something that can't be proven.
No, definitely not, as nobody could prove anything about the Maine's explosion. All they really had was conjecture, and that's not enough to convict a country to war. Afterall, if the Maine was an accident, then that would be senseless bloodshed, and that's bad for moral if the truth comes out.
I believe that we shouldn't go to war with Spain. The reason for this is because there has been no real proof if they did it or not. In the reports a explosion but it does not specify in more than that. Given this there would be no reason to waste our military without evidence.
In my opinion, I do not think that America should go to war with Spain especially because nothing had been proved about the ship. It would be a little overdramatic to just go and fight a country that may or may not have sunken a ship. Also, even if they did sink the ship there was hardly enough evidence to prove it.
Based on the reading I feel that America should not go to war with spain. Why? Simply because there is not enough evidence to prove that spain had to do something with the sink of the battleship Maine. Why would people risk life and get people killing over something over that there is not enough proof of. Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence of this attack or accident.
Based on the reading I personally don't think that US should go to war with Spain. Seeing to the fact that nobody knows exactly what happened but the people aboard and a few witnesses. Based from the reading it seemed to me as an accident and I would consider it so seeing that nobody actually will know for a fact what happened. I say this because say for instance it wasn't another country that caused the explosion and the U.S. went to war so many lives and unnecessary problems would be caused all because of an accident that was misconcepted. It would result in nothing but problems. So the safest thing to do would be to call it an accident or malfunction.
I don't think United States should go to war with spain due to a lack of evidence. It wasn't for sure that spain was at fault for the incident it may as well could've been an accident. Going to war off an assumption would be crazy possibly innocent people. If they had more exact evidence to prove that spain caused the incident war is uncalled for.
No, I do not believe the United States should go to war with Spain. Given the information we know about the USS Maine, it would not only be a useless boast of power, but it would also use resources that do not need to be used. First of all, we do not know for sure that Spain blew up the USS Maine, so going to war would just create a mess that did not need to happen. Second, the United States did not need to use its military resources on a war that was based on speculation. Therefore, the United States should not go to war over the USS Maine.
Based on the text I do not believe America should go to war. There is not enough information to prove that when the USS Maine blew was an attack from Spain. Also, no one knows what truly caused the ship to blow up. Therefore, going to war would be an unnecessary measure to take.
I don't think the US should start a war because they did not have enough concrete evidence. They did not have evidence to accuse Spain of terrorism against the United States. Not only would it be unreasonable but they could also risk damaging their reputation for starting a war that was unnecessary.
Going to war with Spain after the sinking of the USS Maine was incredibly unreasonable. There was little to no evidence confirming that the steamship was destroyed by the Spanish, and considering how steamships would frequently melt down and explode, it was very likely that this was just a mechanical error. Unless the steamship was on its way to Cuba to trade with the Spanish empire, there was little reason for the United States to be paroling that close to Spanish territory. The war was likely just a result of miscommunication reaching the population, and therefore influencing the government's choices.
Based on the document we read in class, I do not think that the United States should go to war with Spain. There was not enough evidence to say that Spain deliberately planted the mine there to blow up the USS Maine. In fact, they were not even sure that it was a mine that blew up the ship and made it sink. Furthermore, they should not declare war with Spain because of insufficient information and even if it was Spain they would not be ready to enter a global war.
I don't think America should go to war over a explosion that didn't really have much information to begin with how the explosion happened. Sure there are more than one story about how the ship exploded, but they all don't have enough information to go either way. So I don't think America should go to war over this.
Based on the information given, I don't think the United States should go to war with Spain because technically there wasn't enough evidence to prove that Spain was responsible for the attack. According to the text, it only said the Maine exploded but it showed no evidence that was or wasn't Spain so it is wrong to assume. And even if we went to war, there would be no point if it was an accident and many innocent people would be killed.
No, based on the information give, they should not go to war with Spain. They have no proof showing that it was spain who attacked them. I am sure there were many different stories on how it exploded, but nobody knows the truth. So it is unnecessary for them to go to war with Spain.
Based on the evidence shown I don't think that the United States should go to war with Spain due to the fact that there just isn't enough information shown. But it is very interesting that the United States picked up the wreckage and put it where you can't see it that means that something suspicious happend.
I don't feel like the US need to fight the Spain. Sure it can help the economy, but the paperwork for organizing their attack. Also another thing is trying to find evidence for when they get called out.
Based on the information we read in class, I do not the the US should go to war with Spain. The ship did sink, but it is undecided if it was a terrorist attack or an accident. If they don't know for sure then they shouldn't cause problems to themselves.
No, because this US does not have enough cold hard facts to say it was a terrorist on the ship. Also it says in the reading that it was and engine fire which spread to the gun powder room blowing up the ship. But it also says that there was a home made bomb that was placed in the gun powder room which blew up the ship. See, there is always three sides to every story the US, Spain, and the truth.
No I don't think that was enough information to go to war with Spain. There was no solid proof as to if there was a terrorist attack or if it was an accident by a crew member. Going to war would've been pointless if it was determined an accident.
No, I don't think that US should go to war with Spain based on the accusation of the USS Maine. The United States didn't have enough information to prove that Spain did anything. The ship exploded, but there are many different theories on how it occurred. So accusing someone like Spain of doing it would be considered wrong, and would not be a valid reason to start a war. If there was more evidence on how the ship exploded, there would be a somewhat reason to go to war.
I think that going to war with Spain is not a good idea. Going to war over one battle ship coincidentally sinking without knowing all the facts may destroy American foreign diplomacy. I think it would be good to be cautious about relations with the Spanish empire, but I don't think war is a good idea, based off one ship sinking.
I believe that America should not go to war with Spain. The ship exploding could of easily been an accident and America should not just go to war for a ship that sunk. You can not just jump to conclusions that Spain blow up their ship without any facts that prove that they did blow it up. You are innocent until proven guilty and America should not blame Spain without proof.
I think America shouldn't go to war because there is no proof form the ship where Spain did do something to ship. There has to be proof before blaming anyone.
I do not think america should go to war. Because there is not enough evidence to actuly point fingers and go to war over a sunken ship. If they did have concrete evidence that it was deribertly sunk then yes, but in the mean time i would not go to war.
No, in my opinion there's not enough evidence for war to be suggested or even happen. There are no witnesses and no one confessed. There is no proof that the Spanish were the ones that attacked the ship and also in the ship there was a fire in the engine, which spread to the gun powder. Therefore could have been a accident.
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