Remember the Maine!

At 9:40 P.M. on the night of February 15, 1898, the U.S.S. Maine blew up and sank in Havana harbor, Cuba. The actual cause of the explosion have never been discovered. Hands-on newspapers, telegrams, reports, and the broadsheet essays interestingly explain the start and story of the Spanish-American War. From its whispered beginnings through its explosive development, here is an intriguing account of the confrontation of two world powers, their one-sided contest, and its worldwide repercussions. This portfolio includes a Study Guide with reproducible student activities. 5 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * War Fever * Destruction of the Maine * War in Cuba * War in the Pacific * Results 8 Primary Source Documents: * Poster: chronology of the war with Spain, 1898 * Report from Captain Sigsbee in Havana, Feb. 1, 1898 * The telegram, Feb. 15, 1898, from Captain Sigsbee reporting the Maine disaster * Telegram from a diver offering his services to recover the Maine * Two pages from the New York Evening Journal, Feb. 26, 1898, reporting "American People’s Views of the Maine Disaster" * Declaration of War with Spain, April 25, 1898 * Ship’s newspaper of the U.S.F.S. Olympia, June 1898 * “Roosevelt at San Juan.” a contemporary educational card game

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6144-8
Author: Andrew Bronin
Copyright: 1973
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 14" x 9"