The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War
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The Spanish-American War Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?
The De Lôme Letter

Full text of the controversial De Lôme letter. The Spanish diplomat's letter, which criticized President William McKinley, was leaked to the American press and ultimately fueled popular cries for intervention in Cuba against Spain.

"The White Man's Burden" According to Kipling

Washington State University offers the full text of Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The White Man's Burden," written in 1899.

The "Strenuous" Life of Theodore Roosevelt

This site—a collection of primary source documents by and about Theodore Roosevelt—includes the full text of Roosevelt's speech, "The Strenuous Life," delivered in 1899.

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