The Spanish American War (1898-1901)

Yellow Journalism and the Rise of American Anger: 1895-1897

The Spanish-American War was not the height of Hearst's power. Afterwards, he continued to grow his media empire for several decades, and even successfully ran for a seat in Congress. Only in the 1930s did his business start to collapse. A controversial figure in American history, Hearst was the rough basis for the wealthy journalist-baron in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.