Spanish-American War - USS Maine
The Spanish American War is a military conflict between Spain
and the United States that took place between April and August
1898, over the issues of the liberation of Cuba. The war begins
after American demands for the resolution of the Cuban fight forty
independence is rejected by Spain. Strong expansionist sentiment
in the United States motivates the government to develop a plan
for annexation of Spain's remaining overseas territories including
the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
What do you know about the Spanish-American
War - USS Maine?
Try this US History Made Easy
Answers" at the end of the page.
1) The revolution in Havana prompts the United States to send
in the warship USS Maine to indicate high national interest.
2) When does the USS Maine arrive in Havana?
December 25, 1897
January 25, 1898
February 25, 1898
3) The Maine, the first US Navy ship to be named for the state of
Maine, is a 6,682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship.
What is the Maine originally designated as?
Armored Cruiser #1
Carrier Cruiser #1
Battleship Cruiser #1
Angelfish Cruiser #1
authorizes her construction on 3 August 3, 1886, and her keel is
laid down on October 17, 1888.
Where was the ship built?
Philadelphia Navy Yard
San Francisco Naval Yard
New London Navel Yard
5) What port does the Maine leave before heading to
Key West, Florida
Los Angeles, California
6) When does the ship blow up?
7) Two hundred and sixty-six men
lose their lives as a result of the explosion or shortly
How many die later from injuries?
8) How many of the Maine's crew survives?
March 29, 1898 the US Naval Court of Inquiry in Key West declares
that a naval mine caused the explosion.
The recovered bodies of sailors, who died on the, Maine are
interred in the Colon Cemetery, Havana. In December 1899 the
bodies in Havana are disinterred and brought back to the United
States for burial at Arlington National Cemetery, where there is a
memorial to those who died.
What part of the ship is included in
Shield and scrollwork from the bow of the ship
Maine's conning tower
Ship's main mast
Shells from the main
battery were placed along with small plaques