1898: the Spanish-American War...On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire -- Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines Islands, Guam, and other islands.

1898: the Spanish-American War...On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire -- Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines Islands, Guam, and other islands.

This activity features 10 primary sources from the Spanish American War that students analyze using questions organized onto a timeline. The documents include cartoons, newspapers, lithographs, maps, and pictures all related to each aspect of the war.

Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline

This activity features 10 primary sources from the Spanish American War that students analyze using questions organized onto a timeline. The documents include cartoons, newspapers, lithographs, maps, and pictures all related to each aspect of the war.

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War [DVD] [English] [1999]

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War [DVD] [English] [1999]

Charleston in Guam?  During the Spanish American War, the Charleston was sent to capture Guam, which it did in 1898.

Charleston in Guam? During the Spanish American War, the Charleston was sent to capture Guam, which it did in 1898.

Black troops in the Spanish American War - Image showing literature being distributed to the Black troops

Black troops in the Spanish American War - Image showing literature being distributed to the Black troops

Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898.  http://historyguy.com/spanish_american_war_links.html

Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898. http://historyguy.com/spanish_american_war_links.html

John Jacob Astor IV. An American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family. Victim of the Titanic sinking. Rumored to be the richest man on board that night. Cousin on my birthfather's maternal side.

John Jacob Astor IV. An American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family. Victim of the Titanic sinking. Rumored to be the richest man on board that night. Cousin on my birthfather's maternal side.

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