The Spanish America War (1898) PP Notes for U.S. History

The Spanish America War (1898) PP Notes

for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This visually stimulating presentation provides a detailed account of the Spanish American War (1898) & it's legacy. It can be used by instructor as tool to facilitate class discussion (and notes), or uploaded into google classroom for independent student use. The 17 slide presentation is filled with colorful pictures, maps, charts, and other relevant information that will breathe life into this fascinating era of history while providing a platform in which to build additional related activities. If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help!


Topics include:

* Trouble brewing in Cuba. The Cuban rebellions against Spanish rule in 1868 & 1895, the Spanish response to these rebellions, & the increased U.S. interest in the island.

* The role of American newspapers & the practice of yellow journalism to shape public opinion against the Spanish.

* The de Lome Letter, the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine, and the march towards war.

* The U.S. declares war on Spain & the course of the war that followed (fighting in the Philippines & Cuba).

* The U.S. emerges victorious over Spain; the terms of the Treaty of Paris turn the U.S. into a new global power on the world stage.

* The debate over the treaty: imperialists vs. anti-imperialists; the U.S. Senate ratifies the treaty in a victory for the imperialists.

* The U.S. stays in Cuba (military governments, Platt Amendment, military interventions, & U.S. business interests move-in).

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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