Supplemental Information 1891-1840
American Troops Abroad
Spain dominated Cuba in the late 19th century. Spurred by tales against the population by their Spanish overlords, it took an explosion on the battleship Maine to catapult our country into conflict.
Library of Congress 1898
Crucible of Empire
Causes of the War
The USS Maine
The Rough Riders and T.R.
Treaty of Paris
History of American Wars by the Numbers
(Submitted by S.H.)
The War to End All Wars
A Bosnian student changed history one day in 1914 by assassinating a member of German royalty and his wife. The resulting war produced some of the most horrific weapons used in conflict and killed millions of Europe's young men.
World War I Material
The act of making alcohol illegal was an effort to place controls on an American society. See how the experiment went. Having grown up on Chicago's south side, tales of parents and friend's parent’s involvement in this era was the norm for the Webmaster.
The stock market crash of '29 may have been the instigator of the Depression but economic policies made it more prolonged. See what your grandparents endured to give us a better life.