American Imperialism Quiz Fhs U.S. History

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In this quiz titled “American Imperialism Quiz Fhs U. S. History”, we’ll be looking at a number of questions related to the imperialism – extension through colonisation – of the United States of America, including questions about President Roosevelt, U. S. Secretary of State John Hay and much more!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Some historians believe the Gilded Age (Immigration, Urbanization, industrialization, and the progressive movement) in American history supported American imperialism in order to promote trade and America’s economic success.  Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.   

  • 2. 

    Explain how this political cartoon illustrates the Open Door Notes

  • 3. 

    Explain in a small paragraph the message of this political cartoon.  Be sure to discuss the symbols the cartoonist used to illustrate his message.

  • 4. 

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  • 5. 

    America’s control of certain Latin American countries and Pacific islands after the Spanish American War,and their quest for global competition with other European powers for economic and military superiority is an example of ______.

    • A.

      The Monroe Doctrine

    • B.

      The Roosevelt Corollary

    • C.

      Imperialism

    • D.

      The Spanish American War

    Correct Answer
    C. Imperialism
    Explanation
    The correct answer is imperialism because it refers to a policy or ideology of extending a country's power and influence through colonization, military force, or economic domination. In this context, America's control of certain Latin American countries and Pacific islands after the Spanish American War demonstrates their imperialistic ambitions to expand their influence and compete with other European powers for economic and military superiority. The Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary are related concepts but do not encompass the entirety of America's actions in this scenario. The Spanish American War is a specific event that contributed to America's imperialistic endeavors.

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  • 6. 

    American imperialism was caused by which of the following factors

    • A.

      The need for a new source of cheap labor

    • B.

      The thirst for new economic markets.

    • C.

      Global competition for world power

    • D.

      A desire for military strength

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The thirst for new economic markets.
    C. Global competition for world power
    D. A desire for military strength
    Explanation
    American imperialism was primarily driven by the thirst for new economic markets, global competition for world power, and a desire for military strength. The United States sought to expand its influence and control over foreign territories in order to secure new markets for its goods and resources. This expansion was also fueled by a desire to compete with other global powers and assert American dominance on the world stage. Additionally, acquiring overseas territories provided strategic military advantages and ensured the protection of American interests abroad.

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  • 7. 

    President Roosevelt added an additional statement to the Monroe Doctrine called the Roosevelt Corollary, which stated 

    • A.

      European nations may try to imperialize the Americas

    • B.

      The U.S. will use force to protect its economic interest in Latin America

    • C.

      European nations must stay out of the Western Hemisphere

    • D.

      All nations should have equal opportunity to imperialize Latin America

    Correct Answer
    B. The U.S. will use force to protect its economic interest in Latin America
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The U.S. will use force to protect its economic interest in Latin America." This is because the Roosevelt Corollary was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine that stated the United States would intervene in Latin American countries to protect its economic interests and maintain stability in the region. It justified U.S. intervention in Latin America and was used as a basis for military interventions in countries like Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.

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  • 8. 

    The United States wanted to build the Panama Canal for which of the following reasons?  

    • A.

      It was created to enable the U.S. Navy to have a strategic advantage to have quicker access to the U.S. colonies in the Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      To create a faster trade route from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vise versa

    • C.

      To provide Panama with freedom from Columbia's control

    • D.

      For economic and military control over Latin America

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It was created to enable the U.S. Navy to have a strategic advantage to have quicker access to the U.S. colonies in the Pacific Ocean
    B. To create a faster trade route from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vise versa
    Explanation
    The United States wanted to build the Panama Canal to enable the U.S. Navy to have a strategic advantage and quicker access to the U.S. colonies in the Pacific Ocean. Additionally, it was intended to create a faster trade route from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vice versa. These reasons highlight the military and economic benefits that the United States sought to gain from the construction of the canal.

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  • 9. 

    U.S. Secretary of State John Hay wrote a letter to imperialist leaders that proposed the nations share their trading rights in China to allow equal colonizing to avoid conflict.  This statement became the 

    • A.

      Foraker ACt

    • B.

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C.

      Platt Amendment

    • D.

      The Open Door Notes

    Correct Answer
    D. The Open Door Notes
    Explanation
    The Open Door Notes is the correct answer because it aligns with the given information that Secretary of State John Hay proposed that nations share their trading rights in China. The Open Door Policy, which was outlined in the Open Door Notes, aimed to ensure equal trading opportunities for all nations in China and prevent any one country from dominating the market. This policy was a response to the growing influence of imperialist powers in China and sought to maintain an open and fair trading environment.

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  • 10. 

    The Spanish American War started as a result which of the following reasons

    • A.

      Yellow journalist newspapers in America generated U.S. support for Cubans

    • B.

      The sinking of the USS Maine

    • C.

      The Cuban's revolt towards the Rough Riders

    • D.

      The De Lome Letter

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Yellow journalist newspapers in America generated U.S. support for Cubans
    B. The sinking of the USS Maine
    D. The De Lome Letter
    Explanation
    During the Spanish American War, yellow journalist newspapers in America played a significant role in generating U.S. support for Cubans. These newspapers sensationalized stories of Spanish atrocities in Cuba, exaggerating the situation and creating a sense of outrage among the American public. The sinking of the USS Maine, an American battleship, further fueled public sentiment against Spain. The explosion of the Maine was blamed on Spain, even though the actual cause was never definitively determined. Additionally, the De Lome Letter, written by the Spanish ambassador to the U.S., criticized President McKinley, which further deepened the animosity towards Spain and contributed to the start of the war.

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  • 11. 

    Which three territories did the United States control as a result of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish American War

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      Puerto Rico

    • C.

      Panama

    • D.

      Philippines

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Cuba
    B. Puerto Rico
    D. Philippines
    Explanation
    The United States controlled Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines as a result of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish American War. This treaty was signed in 1898 and granted the United States control over these territories. Cuba gained independence in 1902, Puerto Rico remains a U.S. territory, and the Philippines gained independence in 1946.

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  • 12. 

    Which statement best describes the Boxer Rebellion

    • A.

      The Chinese government sent troops to attack foreigners in Chinese cities

    • B.

      The Boxers were attacking the Chinese government to gain control of their country

    • C.

      The Boxers resented foreign influence in Chinese cities and attacked westerns

    • D.

      The Boxers were fighting for control of certain colonial rights to China because of the Open Door Notes

    Correct Answer
    C. The Boxers resented foreign influence in Chinese cities and attacked westerns
    Explanation
    The Boxer Rebellion was an anti-imperialist uprising in China that took place from 1899 to 1901. The Boxers were a secret society known as the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists, who resented foreign influence in Chinese cities. They believed that their martial arts skills made them invulnerable to bullets and they attacked westerners and Chinese Christians. The Chinese government initially supported the Boxers but later sent troops to suppress the rebellion. The rebellion was ultimately unsuccessful, and it led to increased foreign intervention in China.

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  • 13. 

    Which statement best describes this political cartoon?

    • A.

      This cartoon represents America's victory in the Spanish American War

    • B.

      It demonstrates American imperialism and the Dollar Diplomacy for Latin America

    • C.

      It illustrates the Roosevelt Corollary, in which the United States will use force to keep European nations from colonizing Latin America.

    • D.

      It shows America’s annexation of Cuba.

    Correct Answer
    C. It illustrates the Roosevelt Corollary, in which the United States will use force to keep European nations from colonizing Latin America.
    Explanation
    This political cartoon illustrates the Roosevelt Corollary, which states that the United States will use force to prevent European nations from colonizing Latin America. The cartoon likely depicts the United States as a powerful figure, symbolizing its ability to protect Latin American countries from foreign colonization. The imagery and context of the cartoon support this interpretation.

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  • 14. 

    This policy was used to keep European nations from colonizing Latin American countries that were in debt to them by allowing the United States to pay off their debt.

    • A.

      Roosevelt Colloary

    • B.

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C.

      Treaty of Paris

    • D.

      Dollar Diplomacy

    Correct Answer
    D. Dollar Diplomacy
    Explanation
    Dollar Diplomacy was a policy implemented by the United States to prevent European nations from colonizing Latin American countries that owed them debts. Under this policy, the United States would step in and pay off the debts on behalf of these countries, thereby keeping European powers from exerting control over them. This approach aimed to protect American economic interests in the region and maintain political stability.

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  • 15. 

    Check all answers that apply to this political cartoon

    • A.

      This cartoon illustrates the American belief of cultural superiority

    • B.

      This cartoon shows the benefit of American imperialism, thus making the worlds "inferior" people into proper gentlement

    • C.

      This cartoon compares the difference between Spanish and American treatment to their colonies

    • D.

      The U.S. will establish business' to its colonies

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. This cartoon illustrates the American belief of cultural superiority
    B. This cartoon shows the benefit of American imperialism, thus making the worlds "inferior" people into proper gentlement
    C. This cartoon compares the difference between Spanish and American treatment to their colonies
    Explanation
    This cartoon illustrates the American belief of cultural superiority by depicting the American figure as a well-dressed gentleman while the other figures are portrayed as less refined. It also shows the benefit of American imperialism by suggesting that American influence can elevate the "inferior" people of the world. Additionally, the cartoon compares the difference between Spanish and American treatment of their colonies by contrasting the Spanish figure with the American figure. The inclusion of the phrase "The U.S. will establish business' to its colonies" suggests that economic interests are also a factor in American imperialism.

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