A reading assignment about the United States in the 1900's seeking to expand its empire overseas, looking at the sinking of the USS Maine and the beginning of the Spanish-American. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment using the site. Perfect as a supplement, or if you don't have a textbook! Also great as a Sub Assignment. MS Word for easy editing.