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The World of 1898 Author – Hispanic Division, Library of Congress Place of Origin – 2013 URL – https://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/ What (if anything) does this document suggest about the causes of the Spanish-American War? The document suggests that the main cause of the Spanish-American war is the explosion of the USS Maine. Specifically they seem to take the side of the US board of inquiry stating that an external mine blew up the Maine. It does not surprise me that the Library of Congress chose to back the US reasoning for the explosion however they do bring up an interesting fact regarding an event a few days prior to the explosion, President William McKinley, inaugurated on March 4, 1897, was even more anxious to become involved, particularly after the New York Journal published a copy of a letter from Spanish Foreign Minister Enrique Dupuy de Lôme criticizing the American President on…

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The definition of history is simply the study of past events. Using the knowledge learned from history we can solve or prevent reoccurring issues within society that our ancestors have either already solved or failed miserably trying to solve. History is a broad topic though and doesn’t necessarily need to pertain to just the history of people. Digital history is a way to present historical research and documentation to an online audience. The use of digital history now seems to be an essential aspect of preservation of historical information in today’s society. In my opinion moving all materials to a digital platform as beneficial as it is, could also become a disaster. Shall we not forget the burning of the Alexandria library that destroyed more knowledge then we shall ever know in our lifetime. All it would take is one issue for the entire online database to one day disappear…

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Hello my name is Tyler Dicembrino. I am originally from Carmel, New York but I recently moved down to Herndon, Virginia in June of 2021. I am a history major and I minor in business. I became interested in history when I was roughly thirteen years old through historical books and movies. I specifically focus on the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War. I have been a Civil War reenactor since 2015. I began working for Bristoe Station Battlefield as a tour guide in October of 2020. Besides the major social media platforms I do not have that large of an online presences. I hope this class will be able to help me present my historical research professionally to a growing online historical community. When I search up my name a few articles and interviews come up in regards to a Civil War monument project I had worked on…

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