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.
Naval archivists discover trove of photos from Spanish-American War
Spanish–American War-- was a conflict fought between Spain and the US in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of sinking of the USS Maine in Havana harbor leading to American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.