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William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer played a role in heightening tension between the US and Spain, as they were the leaders of
the "Yellow Press".
the pro-war faction of Republicans in Congress.
a grass-roots organization dedicated to imperialist action.
the arms manufacturing and shipbuilding industry.
the Protestant churches that wanted US imperialist action in order to take over people who could be persuaded or coerced into converting to the Methodist or Baptist faiths.