American History Trivia Questions and Answers
What was The Spanish–American War?
A: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States.
It was the result of American intervention in the what?
A: Cuban War of Independence.
American attacks on Spain's Pacific possessions led to
involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to what?
A: The Philippine–American War.
In the late 1890s, American public opinion was agitated by
A: Anti-Spanish propaganda led by journalists such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Hearst.
They used "what" to criticize the Spanish administration of
A: Yellow journalism.
What ship mysteriously sank in Havana harbor?
A: The American battleship Maine.
Pressure from the Democratic Party and certain
industrialists pushed the
William McKinley into a war he
had wished to what?
The United States sent an ultimatum to Spain demanding it
surrender control of what?
First Madrid, then Washington, formally declared what?
The ten-week long war was fought where?
A: In both the Caribbean and the Pacific.
American naval power allowed U.S. expeditionary forces to
A: In Cuba against a Spanish garrison already brought to its knees by nationwide Cuban insurgent attacks.
The Spanish garrison was further wasted by what illness?
A: Yellow fever.
Numerically superior Cuban, Philippine, and American forces
obtained the surrender of whom?
A: Santiago de Cuba and Manila.
The result was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, negotiated on
terms favorable to who?
A: The U.S., which allowed temporary American control of Cuba.
The United States gained what?
A: Several island possessions spanning the globe.
The war began exactly fifty-two years after what other war
A: Mexican-American War.
It was one of only how many American wars to have been
formally declared by Congress?
Before the Civil War Southern interests attempted to have
the U.S. purchase Cuba and make it what?
A: New slave territory.
After the US Civil War and Cuba's Ten Years' War, US
businessmen began monopolizing the devalued "what" in Cuba?
A: Sugar markets.
By 1894, what percentage of Cuba’s total exports went to
What percentage of Cuba’s imports came from the US.?
Roosevelt served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in
1897–98 and was an aggressive supporter of what?
A: A war with Spain over Cuba.
The Cuba Libre movement had established offices in
and New York to do what?
A: Buy and smuggle weapons.
The first serious bid for Cuban independence, the Ten Years
War, erupted in what year?
A: 1868 and was subdued by the authorities a decade later.
A revolutionary, José Martí, continued to promote what
while he was in exile?
A: Cuban financial and political autonomy.
In early 1895, after years of organizing, Martí launched a
A: A three-pronged invasion of the island.