Imperialism Webquest

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Today you are going to investigate the Spanish American War. You will need to hold your mouse over the underlined link, press the control button and the click the mouse at the same time. This will take you to the web page where you will find your answers. You will need to read the entire section before answering. Make sure you answer each part of the questions in full.
1.   Describe the reward offered for the "detection of the Perpetrator of the Maine Outrage."    (How much, and who posted it?)

2.   Explore the Headline Gallery and select one of the samples. Write down the headline. Explain how this might have inflamed American passions for war.



3.   How effective was the Dynamite Gun used in the Spanish American War?  (Describe briefly how well it worked.)



4.   Who is called the "father of Yellow Journalism" , and why was he called this?


5.    Private Manning , a member of the 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, was the first soldier of the war to have what?


6.   In April 1898 Senator Henry M. Teller (Colorado) proposed an amendment to the U.S. declaration of war against Spain.  What did this amendment say?


7.   Who commanded the "Rough Riders", and what was this unit's official name?


8.   John Hay, Secretary of State, wrote a letter to Theodore Roosevelt describing the Spanish-American war as…

9.   What disease caused more American casualties in Cuba than the Spanish bullets?  Who led the battle against it, and what were the symptoms?


10.  When the United States refused to give the Philippines their independence, who led the Filipino forces in opposition to the U.S. ?  What kind of war was it? (Scroll down to RENEWED CONFLICT IN THE PHILIPPINES)

11.    Who was Alfred Thayer MahanWhat did he recommend with regard to the U.S. military?

12. Explain the Boxer Rebellion.

13.    What was the name of the policy of economic expansion which was introduced by President William Howard Taft? Dollar diplomacy

14. According to historians, what were the roots of the Philippine Revolution?

15. 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?

16. Why did Roosevelt say, "I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one."
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