Msg77 US History Ch 10

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Msg77 US History Ch 10

America Claims an Empire.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the main idea of this cartoon?
  • 2. 
    How was U.S. imperialism in the early 1900s similar to the concept of“manifest destiny” that was popular during the 1800s? How was it different?Think About:• the goals of both• the actions taken to achieve both• the results of both
  • 3. 
    Many people were against taking other nations as colonies of the UnitedStates, including such figures as Andrew Carnegie and Mark Twain. Discussthe possible reasons for their anti-imperialist feelings. Think About:• moral issues surrounding colonization and imperialism• the effects of imperialism on the countries taken as colonies• the effects of colonization on the United States
  • 4. 
    Which of the following did not stimulate U.S. imperialism?
    • A. 

      A need for a new source of cheap labor

    • B. 

      Thirst for new economic markets

    • C. 

      Desire for military strength

    • D. 

      A belief in the cultural superiority of the Anglo-Saxon culture

  • 5. 
    Who told the artist Frederic Remington, “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war”
    • A. 

      Jose Marti

    • B. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • C. 

      William McKinley

    • D. 

      William Randoph Hearst

  • 6. 
    In which of the following conflicts were U.S. military troops notinvolved?
    • A. 

      The Boxer Rebellion

    • B. 

      The Russo-Japanese war

    • C. 

      The Hawaiian Revolution

    • D. 

      Cuba's second war for independence

  • 7. 
    What was included in the de Lôme letter?
    • A. 

      De Lôme’s resignation as Spanish minister to the United States

    • B. 

      An apology to the U.S. government

    • C. 

      Criticisms of President McKinley

    • D. 

      An incitement for war

  • 8. 
    What war ended with the Treaty of Paris of 1898?
    • A. 

      Spanish-American War

    • B. 

      Russo-Japanese War

    • C. 

      Philippine-American War

    • D. 

      Cuban war for independence

  • 9. 
    To what does the open door in this cartoon open?
    • A. 

      The U.S.

    • B. 

      A colony

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was not an advantage of building the Panama canal?
    • A. 

      American businesses saved money when they shipped goods.

    • B. 

      Travel time between the East Coast and West Coast was reduced.

    • C. 

      It allowed for a strong American military presence in Central America.

    • D. 

      It strengthened ties between Colombia and the United States.

  • 11. 
    José Martí, a Cuban poet and journalist in exile in New York, organized a guerrilla campaign to destroy American-owned property in Cuba in order to
    • A. 

      Retaliate against U.S. involvement in Cuba.

    • B. 

      Provoke U.S. intervention in Cuba.

    • C. 

      Give money to poor Cuban natives.

    • D. 

      Recover his family’s land from American control.

  • 12. 
    General John J. Pershing led a force of fifteen thousand soldiers in an attempt to capture
    • A. 

      José Martí.

    • B. 

      Pancho Villa.

    • C. 

      Emiliano Zapata.

    • D. 

      Emilio Aquinaldo.

  • 13. 
    Of the following statements, the one that best reflects an antiimperialist attitude is
    • A. 

      “It is not necessary to own people to trade with them.”

    • B. 

      “The expansion of our trade and commerce is the pressing problem.”

    • C. 

      “Is there no nation wise enough, brave enough to aid this blood-smitten land?”

    • D. 

      “Fate has written our policy for us; the trade of the world must and shall be ours. . . .”

  • 14. 
    The Boxer Rebellion was an attempt by Chinese revolutionaries to
    • A. 

      Restore the Manchu dynasty to power.

    • B. 

      Remove foreign influence from China.

    • C. 

      Set up a democratic government in China.

    • D. 

      Set up a Communist government in China.

  • 15. 
    The United States gained control of the land it needed to build the Panama Canal by
    • A. 

      Negotiating with Colombia.

    • B. 

      Invading and attacking Colombia.

    • C. 

      Implementing the Open Door Policy.

    • D. 

      Encouraging and supporting Panamanian independence.

  • 16. 
    The rapid growth of industry in the United States helped fuel imperialism because
    • A. 

      America needed unspoiled places for its workers to vacation.

    • B. 

      Americans had more time to read about foreign places.

    • C. 

      The United States was producing too many goods for its own people to buy.

    • D. 

      Americans wanted to take over foreign factories and learn their secrets.

  • 17. 
    Teddy Roosevelt’s approach to foreign policy reflected the proverb“Speak softly and carry a big stick” because
    • A. 

      He allowed U.S. troops to beat foreign natives for breaking U.S. laws.

    • B. 

      He studied West African methods for negotiating with foreign powers.

    • C. 

      His soft-spoken personality made foreign leaders trust and admire him.

    • D. 

      His negotiations were always backed by the threat of military force.

  • 18. 
    What physical feature might have made Panama well suited to building a canal?
    • A. 

      The presence of Gatun Lake reduced the amount of digging required.

    • B. 

      Panama is the Central American country closest to the United States.

    • C. 

      Mountains in Panama made much of the canal flow downhill.

    • D. 

      A railroad ran along the canal route, making it easy to move supplies.

  • 19. 
    In the early 1900s, trade with China was important to the United States because
    • A. 

      The United States needed an ally in the fight against Japan.

    • B. 

      China had become a strong military power and could pose a threat.

    • C. 

      Businesses wanted to export goods to China, a huge market.

    • D. 

      China was an important source of raw materials for U.S. factories.

  • 20. 
    What was the main purpose of Secretary of State John Hay's Open Door policy?
    • A. 

      To allow China the benefits of a greater market

    • B. 

      To give the United States access to new markets such as China

    • C. 

      To promote Chinese immigration to the United States

    • D. 

      To protect the trade relationships that China traditionally preferred.

  • 21. 
    Before 1898, Cuba was
    • A. 

      An independent country, threatened and attacked by Spain.

    • B. 

      A colony of the United States, attacked by Spain.

    • C. 

      A Spanish colony that had tried to gain freedom.

    • D. 

      An independent country that prohibited U.S. investments.

  • 22. 
    The fighting in the Spanish-American War
    • A. 

      Lasted for only about sixteen weeks.

    • B. 

      Occurred between Cuban guerrillas and the U.S. navy.

    • C. 

      Took place in the Philippines and Australia.

    • D. 

      Was won solely by America's land force.

  • 23. 
    The Philippines fought the United States just after the Spanish-American War because the United States
    • A. 

      Refused to protect the Philippines in a war with Japan.

    • B. 

      Would not allow international trade in Philippine ports.

    • C. 

      Tried to force the Filipinos to accept a constitution they did not want.

    • D. 

      Had kept the Philippines as a colony, and it wanted independence.

  • 24. 
    President Theodore Roosevelt was involved in the Panama Revolution by
    • A. 

      Working with a French official to organize it, and then asking Congress to send troops.

    • B. 

      Negotiating canal rights with Colombia rather than Panama.

    • C. 

      Pressuring the French to send ships and troops, and then criticizing them for doing so.

    • D. 

      Responding to Panamanian revolutionaries who had sought his help.

  • 25. 
    Big Stick Diplomacy, Dollar Diplomacy, and Moral Diplomacy were all intended to
    • A. 

      Provide U.S. support for countries that were democracies.

    • B. 

      Prevent the use of U.S. troops in Latin America.

    • C. 

      Stop U.S. banks from making too many foreign loans.

    • D. 

      Protect U.S. business interests in Latin America.

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