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1. The rallying cry "Remember the Maine" was used to stir up support for the Spanish-American War across the U.S.A. What exactly was the Maine referring to?
2. Approximately how long did the Spanish-American War last?
3. Which of these new territories did the United States NOT receive as a result of the Spanish-American war?
4. Who was President of the United States during the Spanish-American War?
5. One of the U.S. Navy's greatest heroes commanded forces that defeated the Spanish in the Philippines at the start of the Spanish-American War. He's famous for saying "Gridley, you may fire when ready." Who was this famous sailor?
6. The U.S. Army was very small at the start of the Spanish-American War, prompting the formation of many volunteer units. One of those was a cavalry division commanded by an ex-Confederate Army officer from the American Civil War. Who was this remarkable soldier who served two different armies in two wars decades apart?
7. True or false: American forces suffered more deaths from disease than from battle action during the Spanish-American War.
8. Newspaper owners William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer did much to stir up war fever in America over the sinking of the USS Maine. Their sensational stories blamed Spain without proper evidence. What were these types of newspaper stories called?
9. Sugar was Cuba's main export in the 1890s and mostly controlled by U.S. companies. What percentage of the Cuban sugar business did Americans control?
10. The official end of hostilities against Spain did not bring peace and tranquility to one of the newly acquired American territories. In which territory did armed warfare by natives continue against the U.S. for several more years?
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