Spanish American War Drawing

Spanish American War Drawing

This drawing shows Uncle Sam angrily raising
the flag towards the star that says “Free Cuba.” Underneath his
outstretched hand is the sinking USS Maine and on the desk, under a
sword, is a Joint Resolution of Congress. Guess what it would be a
resolution for… WAR!

This original drawing expresses the angry end
of restraint on the part of U.S. authorities and the public at the
war’s outbreak.

Once again, the two dominant causes for war
intervention are depicted as Cuban freedom and the destruction of the
Maine. C. G. Bush was the influential and bellicose star cartoonist
of The World, which sometimes published his editorial cartoons on the
front page.

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