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Crucible of Empire - PBS Online __ "Teddy Roosevelt charging up the San Juan Heights, the Rough Riders and the sinking of the battleship, the U.S.S. Maine---these are what people commonly know about the United States' war with Spain in 1898. What they may not remember is that this was the war that steered the United States to center stage as a world power." This Spanish-American War website examines the history of this 100 year old war and discusses issues based on the film "Crucible of Empire". - illustrated - From PBS - 

Events -- Spanish-American War __ "The Spanish-American War (April-July 1898) was a brief, intense conflict that effectively ended Spain's worldwide empire and gained the United States several new possessions in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Preceded by a naval tragedy, the destruction of USS Maine at Havana, Cuba, the Spanish-American War featured two major naval battles, one in the Philippines and the other off Cuba, plus several smaller naval clashes." You will find many click-to-read articles and other resources. - illustrated - From US Department of the Navy - 

Images of the Spanish American War __ "Note: You may have to reload the web pages several times to get all the images to load because of slow connection speed, servers "timing out" and assorted reasons. Or, just "right click" on them and select "Show Picture." - illustrated - From - 



Remember the Maine __ Detailed account of the sinking of the Maine, the press reaction in the US and the war which followed. - illustrated - From - 
Spanish-American War __ "The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific." You will find an encyclopedia article with links to related materials. - illustrated - from wikipedia -



The Spanish American War Centennial Website __ "Newly updated, very intensive site on the Spanish American War. Internationally respected site covers battles, such as Manila Bay, Santiago, San Juan Hill, etc.; re-enactment groups, Geneaological research tips" - illustrated - From - 

Spanish American War - War With Spain __ You will find many articles and other resources. - From - 

A Splendid Little War __ You will find a long one page summary of the Spanish American War. - illustrated - From - 

Treaty of Peace Between the United States and Spain __ Full text. - From -

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War Home Page __ "This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it. Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and the period." - illustrated - From Library of Congress - 



Yellow Fever and the Spanish American War __ "In 1900, the United States Army Yellow Fever Commission (often called simply “The Reed Commission” after its leader, Walter Reed) added to the list of great breakthroughs in military medicine. At experimental stations just outside Havana, Walter Reed and his assistants James Carroll, Aristides Agramonte, and Jesse Lazear proved that the Aedes aegypti mosquito was the vector for the yellow fever virus." Learn the whole story. - From - 

Yellow Journalism and the Spanish/American War __ "he press played a tremendous part in leading the charge toward America's involvement in Cuba. Two publishers, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, stood out among these opportunists. They perceived the conflict with Spain as their chance to increase circulation of their newspapers." - From Turner Network Television - 


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