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1 True or False? Social Darwinists justified expanding American power overseas by suggesting that nations competed with each other, and only the strongest would survive

2 Answer: True

3 True or False? Evidence revealed that the American warship Maine was blown up by a Spanish mine.

4 Answer: False

5 True or False? As president, Theodore Roosevelt opposed the Open Door policy in China and worked to gain a U.S. trade monopoly there.

6 Answer: False.

7 True or False? President Cleveland, who strongly favored imperialism, annexed Hawaii in 1898.

8 Answer: False

9 True or False? The Rough Riders were a cavalry unit commanded by Theodore Roosevelt.

10 Answer: False.

11 Called “Seward’s Folly”, this territory was bought from Russia for $7.2 million.

12 What is Alaska?

13 In Hawaii, this monarch was overthrown by a group of planters supported by the United States Marines.

14 Who is Queen Liliuokalani?

15 He was the first governor of Hawaii.

16 Who is Samuel Dole?

17 John Hay called this conflict “a Splendid Little War”

18 What is the Spanish-American War?

19 How long did the Spanish-American War last?

20 What is 4 months?

21 To take control of.

22 What is annex?

23 The economic and political domination of a strong nation over the weaker nations.

24 What is imperialism?

25 He was the U.S. President during the Spanish-American War.

26 Who is William McKinley?

27 A technically independent country that is under the control of another country.

28 What is a protectorate?

29 What treaty ended the Spanish- American War?

30 What is the Treaty of Paris?

31 His best selling book, The Importance of Naval Power on History, that helped to build public support for a big navy.

32 Who is Alfred Mahan?

33 Sensationalist reporting to attract readers.

34 What is yellow journalism?

35 An area where a foreign nation controlled economic development.

36 What is sphere of influence?

37 This governed the relations between Cuba and the U.S., effectively making Cuba an American protectorate.

38 What is the Platt Amendment?

39 16 U.S. battleships were sent to sail around the world.

40 What is the Great White Fleet?

41 In 1823 it was the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. It warned European nations to stay out of the affairs of Latin America.

42 What is the Monroe Doctrine.

43 The American settlers in Hawaii quickly discovered that the climate and soil of the islands were suitable for growing this crop.

44 What is sugarcane?

45 These two newspaper men competed with each other to increase newspaper circulation.

46 Who are Pulitzer and Hearst?

47 Who arranged for a small army to stage an uprising in Panama? A. Philippe Bunau-Varilla B. President Roosevelt C. John Hay D. The Boxers

48 Answer: B President Roosevelt

49 What four territories did the U.S control after the Spanish-American War?

50 What are the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Cuba?

51 The Philippines are now A. An American protectorate. B. An American commonwealth C. An unincorporated U.S. territory D. An independent country

52 Answer: D An independent country.

53 When the U.S. assumed the responsibility for collecting tariffs in the Dominican Republic, using the A. The Open Door Policy B. The Roosevelt Corollary C. Dollar Diplomacy D. The Platt Amendment

54 Answer: B the Roosevelt Corollary

55 In 1898, why was the Maine sent to Havana, Cuba? A. Evacuate American if necessary B. Put down riots by Spanish loyalists C. Put down the Cuban rebellion D. Negotiate peace with Spain

56 Answer: A Evacuate Americans if necessary

57 The purpose of the Open Door policy in China was to A. End the Boxer Rebellion B. Gain leaseholds C. Establish spheres of influence D. Ensure trading rights for all nations

58 Answer: D Ensure trading rights for all nations.

59 In the 1880s, American opinion began to shift and more people wanted to make the United States A. A world power B. More isolated C. A protectorate D. Part of Pan-America

60 Answer: A A world power.

61 When the explosion of the Maine happened, many Americans blamed it on A. Cuba B. The Philippines C. Spain D. Japan

62 Answer: C Spain

63 When Americans began looking oversees for new markets in the 1800s, they naturally tended to look A. Eastward B. To Spain C. Westward D. To England

64 Answer: C Westward

65 In 1899 the United States was a major power in Asia; however, the nation’s primary interest was not conquest but A. Anglo-Saxonism B. Commerce C. An Open Door policy D. imperialism

66 Answer: B Commerce

67 Filipino revolutionary leader.

68 Who is Emilio Aguinaldo?

69 Construction of what canal began in 1904?

70 The Panama Canal Finished in 1914.

71 What country had control over Panama in 1903?

72 Columbia


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