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 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.
Buffalo Soldiers in Huntsville, AL. On Oct. 18, 1898, the 10th Cavalry, returning from Cuba and the Spanish-American War, stopped in Huntsville, making camp near the present-day intersection of Pulaski Pike and University Drive. The Buffalo Soldiers, under the command of 1st. Lt. John “Black Jack” Pershing, stayed until Jan. 28, 1899, making such an impression on the city that residents dubbed the site Cavalry Hill.
This Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline is an incredible way to integrate CCSS strategies, cooperative learning, primary source analysis, and sequencing in your class! Students are provided a set of pictures, newspaper excepts, and other primary sources and must perform various tasks and match them to a timeline. Great for your US History class!