How did yellow journalism affect people's viewpoints?  

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Yellow journalism affected people’s viewpoints significantly. This can really be seen in the events leading to the Spanish-American War in 1898. Prior to radio and television, most people got their news from what they read in the newspapers. It was very difficult to determine if the stories being reported in the newspapers were accurate or exaggerated.

By the late 1890s, the United States wanted to become a world power. Most of the land was already colonized, so in...

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