The Spanish-American War by BarkerC

Champion(s):

Moland-KovashS


Runner(s)-Up:

WengerAS


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following related to the Spanish-American War (or Guerra hispano-estadounidense). This quiz is rated for PG, which is "you probably learned this about the war at some point."

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Questions:

Cuban agitation for independence from Spain was most vocally put forward by the Cuba Libre movement, led by this Cuban intellectual and writer who died at the Battle of Dos Rios in 1895.

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José Martí

This armored cruiser, built as a response to the Brazilian battleship Riachuelo, exploded in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898, likely as a result of spontaneous coal combustion igniting its magazines.

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USS Maine

It was Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed, and not the assistant secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, who declared this Ohioan had "no more backbone than a chocolate eclair, a view shared, though not in those exact terms, by Señor Don Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish Ambassador to the United States.

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William McKinley

This namesake amendment to the joint resolutions declaring war on Spain, and named a Republican Senator from Colorado, sought to ensure that the U.S. would not establish permanent control over Cuba after the war.

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Teller Amendment (or Henry Teller)

Aboard the flagship of the US Navy Asiatic Squadron, the USS Olympia, this admiral told the Olympia's captain Gridley that he may "fire when ready", thus launching the Battle of Manila Bay.

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George Dewey

To provide shelter from the impending hurricane season as well as a base of operations for attacking Santiago de Cuba, in early June 1898, the United States Marines took this harbor and established a coaling station there, eventually leading to the construction of a U.S. naval base at the site.

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Guantánamo Bay

The U.S. Fifth Army Corps in Cuba was commanded by this man, a giant of a man who had won the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Fair Oaks, and who had former Confederate general, Major General Joseph Wheeler as his executive officer and leader of the Cavalry Division.

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Major General William Rufus Shafter

Though Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders won much of the press and glory from the incorrectly named Battle of San Juan Hill, Roosevelt's own account of the day readily credits the efforts of the 10th Cavalry and 24th Infantry Regiments of Colored Troops, known as the "Smoked Yankees" by the Cubans, but better known by this name from their efforts in fighting in the Indian Wars.

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Buffalo Soldiers

To help agitate the Spanish in the Philippines, the U.S. Navy brought this Filipino rebel and advocate for independence back to the islands from his exile in Hong Kong.

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Emilio Aguinaldo

On June 20, a U.S. fleet commanded by Captain Henry Glass, consisting of the protected cruiser USS Charleston and three transports , captured this Spanish possession in the Pacific, one that remains in U.S. possession to this day, and is in no danger of capsizing, despite Congressional inquiries to the possibility.

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Guam

The treaty concluding the hostilities between Spain and the United States was signed in this city in December 1898.

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Paris

To pay for the war, Congress enacted an excise tax on what telecommunications service, which it would not repeal until 2006.

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long-distance telephone calls