December 10

U.N. adopts Universal Declaration on Human Rights

December 10, 1948

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Spanish–American War ends

December 10, 1898

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  • Lesson 2: The Spanish–American War
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: The Spanish–American War

    On April 11, 1898, two months after the battleship U.S.S. Maine was destroyed by an explosion in Havana harbor, President McKinley sent a message to Congress requesting authority to use the U.S. armed forces to end a brutal civil war in the Spanish colony of Cuba. This lesson plan, through the use of primary sources and a WebQuest Interactive, will focus on the causes of the war and the political debate in the United States over the advisability of intervening militarily in the affairs of countries.

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  • The Spanish–American War: WebQuest
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    The Spanish–American War: WebQuest

    On April 11, 1898, two months after the battleship U.S.S. Maine was destroyed by an explosion in Havana harbor, President McKinley sent a message to Congress requesting authority to use the U.S. armed forces to end a brutal civil war in the Spanish colony of Cuba.

American poet Emily Dickinson born

December 10, 1830

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Faulkner receives Nobel Prize for Literature

December 10, 1950

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American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison born

December 10 1805

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