DIRECTIONS: Read the assignment prompt. Use the material in the right pane to review the sources and your answers from the Inquiry page, by selecting a source and then using the tabs. Compose your answer in the box on the left. Use the email form to send your answer to your instructor.

ASSIGNMENT: "The explosion of the U.S.S. Maine caused the United States to invade Cuba in 1898." Use the documents provided and your own knowledge to evaluate this statement. Do you agree with this explanation of the causes of the Spanish American War? Why or why not? Use and cite evidence from the documents to support your analysis of this statement.



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This speech is part of Albert Beveridge's political campaign for Senate. How does that influence what you can expect of it?

What do the highlighted phrases suggest about Beveridge's view of Americans in comparison to people of other nations?

According to Beveridge, what else was going on in the U.S and the rest of the world that made expansion a good idea? Use the highlighted text for clues.

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