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to such “ barbarities, bloodshed.” Also, when witnessing such appalling crimes, the U.S. sympathized the Cubans because they were fighting for independence just like the U.S. did back in 1765. Not only is it morally right to do so, but “ the right to intervene may be justified by the very serious injury to the commerce trade and business of our people”.6
According to Albert J. Beveridge’s campaign speech, “ In Cuba..there are millions of acres yet unexplored..it means new employment and better wages..”.7 It was essential to protect American interests and economic prosperity. In order to do so, it was a widely held belief that intervention in Cuba was a necessity to protect these very interests. The third widely held impression was that Americans were producing increasing surplus of manufactured goods which was detrimental to their economy. Furthermore, according to
John W, Foster, the former Secretary of State at the time, “ It has become a necessity