Check Order Location Information Start here. Cuba wants independence from 1 Cuba Spain Go to New York. Publishers Pulitzer and New York, Hearst use sensational headlines to boost 2 New York sales and elicit sympathy from Americans to help the Cubans gain independence. Head back to Cuba. The USS Maine sinks in 3 Cuba Havanna Harbor. Cross the Atlantic Ocean to Spain. Spain 4 Spain and the US declare war on each other. The US Now cross the globe, as a boat goes (not 5 Philippines over land) to the Philippine Islands. Commodore George Dewey defeats the Spanish fleet. Go back to Cuba. The US Army finally gets to Cuba (wool uniforms and all). Theodore 6 Cuba Roosevelt and the Rough Riders along with the Ninth and Tenth Calvary take Kettle Hill. Paris, Cross the Atlantic Ocean,to Paris France. 7 France The Treaty of Paris Go to Washington D.C. The US gains new Washington 8 territory: Philippines, Guam, Midway, Puerto DC Rico and Cuba. On your Find the new territories gained by the US. own Task Answer Cuba is fighting for its independence from Spain. General Wyler wants to defeat the Cubans to keep them under Spanish colonial rule. Click http://www.;pc/gov/rr/hispanic/1898/reconcentration.html Public support for the Cubans is encouraged and even contrived from the headlines of the New York Globe and the New York World. Click to read the headlines. Http://www.pbs.org/crucible/frames/_timeline.html Click on the link to watch the USS Maine sink and get a tour of the harbor. The war begins but is only fought in Spain's colonial territories. Here is Spain's declaration of war. Http://www.spanamwar.com/declarationwarspain.htm The first major battle of the Spanish-American War took place in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands. Commodore George Dewey easily took control of the Philippine Islands in one day. Get a sense of how the natives felt by clicking here. Http://www.spanamwar.com/Philippines.htm Notable US Army units include the Rough Riders and the Ninth and Tenth Calvary Units. The Treaty of Paris ended the war, but ignited the US on the world stage in terms of what would define US foreign policy during most of the 20th century. At the turn of the 20th Century music plays a key role in current events. There were no MP3 players, no computers or internet. There wasn't any radio or television stations yet. People couldn't watch youtube, but they could buy sheet music. Looking at the locations of the islands. How will these places be beneficial to the US especially in the Pacific with the trade in China, etc?