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.

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.

Reporting the War