Student Resources: History & Social Studies

The Spanish–American War: WebQuest

Created January 21, 2011

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.

In this activity, you and your group will be researching the various different aspects of this war to create a magazine with the goal of determining if its nickname, "The splendid little war," is justified. And, how this one war, changed American diplomacy forever.

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