Ah, the famous Spanish-American War! Where ... that one side ... fought for that one cause. Learn a thing or two about this brief period of American history or brag to your friends about how you charged the hill and took this quiz without a fight.
What were the two sides in the Spanish-American War?
Spanish and Americans
Americans and the Cubans
Spanish-Americans and Dominicans
When did the Spanish-American War begin?
What country was trying to become independent from Spain, which prompted the Spanish-American conflict?
Shortly before the war, the United States sent what to Havana partly as a gesture of diplomacy?
a statue of an olive tree
a U.S. battleship
The battleship was called:
the USS Castro
the USS Maine
the USS Henry
Before the start of the war, popular opinion in the U.S. was on the side of:
the Cuban rebels
What was the name given to the sensational, shocking news stories that stirred up anti-Spanish sentiment in the 1890s?
What happened to the USS Maine?
It was blown up.
It left for Miami.
It was captured by rebels.
Who was responsible for the Maine's explosion?
No one knows.
How many people died on the ship?
The sinking of the Maine became a rallying point for:
the Spanish to start a war
Americans wanting to intervene on behalf of the Cuban rebels
Cubans to arm against Spain
Spain was giving Cuba limited powers of self government when the U.S. Congress did what?
demanded Spain withdraw from Cuba
gave the U.S. President the power to use force for a Spanish withdrawal
Who declared war first?
both at the same time
The U.S. declared war back on what date?
While the issue at hand was Cuba, where was the first engagement of the Spanish-American war fought?
How did the Battle of Manila Bay go for the U.S.?
It was extremely easily.
It was not so hot.
It was a tie.
confident they would easily win the conflict
equipped with the most advanced and prepared naval fleet
categorically unequipped for a foreign naval war
The Spanish admiral in charge of the fleet heading to Cuba warned Spanish officials:
He didn't have enough coal to power his ships.
He didn't have enough ammunition for an engagement.
When the ships got to Santiago, they were met by:
Cuban rebels ready to fight
a much more robust American presence, blockading the harbor
no American presence
The Rough Riders were what kind of military volunteers?
What famous American was a Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War?
The Rough Riders charged up:
San Juan Hill
What other troops were fighting just as ferociously alongside the heralded Rough Riders?
local children who were armed with knives
The Spanish fleet attempted to leave Santiago Harbor on July 3. How long before Santiago was surrendered to U.S. troops?
The Treaty of Paris was signed:
In the Treaty of Paris, Spain:
ceded all claim to Cuba
assumed Cuban debt
What else did the United States get in the Treaty of Paris?
The United States also assumed control of the Philippines. How did that go over?
Everyone was delighted.
It was not so hot, both domestically and in the Philippines.
All in all, the Spanish-American War was over in:
less than a year
a year and a half
What was the leading cause of death for U.S. soldiers during the Spanish-American War?