A splendid Little War
“A Splendid Little War”
Directions: Cut apart the following sentences and then rearrange in the proper chronological order to tell the story of the Spanish-American War.
You may refer to your textbook pages 694 – 701.
President McKinley sent the U.S.S. Maine to Cuba to protect American citizens and interests.
President McKinley sought a diplomatic
solution to the crisis
, but then asked Congress to declare war.
President McKinley attempted to negotiate with Spain to stop the inhumane treatment of the Cuban people.
The U.S. Navy under Admiral William
Sampson blockaded Cuba
The U.S. Congress passed the Teller Amendment promising not to annex Cuba.
“Yellow journalism” stirred up support for a U.S. war against Spain.
José Marti returned to Cuba to lead Cuba’s independence movement.
The Treaty of Paris (1898) officially ended the Spanish-American War.
Admiral George Dewey defeated the Spanish navy in Manila Bay.
Even though Governor-General
Weyler was removed from power
, the Spanish military continued attempts to suppress the rebellion.
Governor-General Valeriano Weyler sent hundreds of thousands of Cubans to reconcentration camps.
The U.S.S. Maine
exploded in Havana harbor
, killing 260 American sailors.
Emilio Agunaldo led a rebellion against American authority in the Philippines.
President McKinley ordered 11,000 American troops to the Philippines.(Capture Agunaldo…end rebellion)
Teddy Roosevelt and the “Rough Riders” led the charge to capture Cuba.
The de Lôme letter was intercepted.
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