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.
Lessons in Manliness: Facts on Theodore Roosevelt and the Spanish-American War
This graphic organizer is a great front loading or ending activity for American Imperialism. It covers American motives, Spanish American War, annexation of Hawaii, Panama Canal, Open Door Policy in China, along with the presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.
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.
American Imperialism Packet with Primary Sources & Readings
The Spanish American War focuses on the events that occurred during this war that led to the emergence of the U.S. as a world power. Battles fought in the Spanish colonies, including Cuba, eventually led to an American victory. Through this program, you will learn why the U.S. emerged as a world power following the victory of the Spanish American War. You will engage in thought provoking activities that make the Spanish American War come to life. Your understanding will be deep and long…