Spanish-American War Webquest
1. Use the interactive worksheet below to answer the questions given to you on your handout.
2. Text for each question is hyper linked.
3. Worksheets are due by the end of the class period (3:15)
What did the Cespedes Constitution of 1869 call for?
What was the Ten Years War most serious problem?
Why is Fredrick Jackson Turner's thesis an important concept to the Spanish-American War?
Why was the US able to pay attention to the Cuban Independence Movement of the 1890's?
What were the specifics of General Weyler's Reconcentration Policy?
According to historians, what were the roots of the Philippine Revolution?
What was Katipunan?
McKinley begins to be called upon by people, such as William Randolph Hearst, to do something about the atrocities occurring in Cuba. What is McKinley's response?
Why did Roosevelt say, "I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one."
What was the official name of the Rough Riders?
Why did McKinley ask Congress for money in December of 1897? How much did the President himself donate?
What was the headline in the New York Journal covering the De Lome Letter?
How big of an award did William Randolph Hearst offer for the capture of the perpetrator of the USS Maine explosion?
What have conspiracy theorists pointed to as the cause of the USS Maine explosion?
When did Congress declare war? When did the war officially end?
What political position did Roosevelt win initially after his return from Cuba?
Why was Tampa, Florida chosen as a staging grounds?
Who ratifies treaties and what percent of a vote does ratification require?
BONUS: How many states were there in 1899?