The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results


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Yellow journalism is _____.

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1. Which of the following stories DID NOT push the U.S. toward war with Spain?

2. Why did the US fight in the Spanish-American war?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the Spanish-American War. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the characteristics of imperialism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Goals of yellow journalism
  • African-American soldiers in the Spanish-American War
  • Formal end of the war

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Spanish-American War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the treaty that ended the war
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about certain events that influenced the U.S. to declare war

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called, The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the causes of the Spanish-American War
  • Define the concept of imperialism and understand its role in the war
  • Recognize the role yellow journalism played in the lead-up to the war
  • Know important statistics regarding the Spanish-American War