Progressivism And Imperialism What A Time IT Was!

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Chapter 9 progressivism chapter 10 sect 1-2


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  • 1. 
    What was NOT included in the Platt Ammendment?
    • A. 

      The Phillipines could become independent if Andrew Carnegie paid 20 millions dollars to the U.S. government

    • B. 

      Cuba could not permit a foreign power to control any part of its territory

    • C. 

      US reserved Right to intervene at any time

    • D. 

      The U.S. had the right to build a military base at Guantanamo Bay

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a reason for the Spanish - American war?
    • A. 

      Yellow Journalism

    • B. 

      The De Lome letter

    • C. 

      USS Maine Exploding

    • D. 

      Dollar Diplomacy

    • E. 

      Cubans being rounded up into prison camps

  • 3. 
    Which American general is associated with the naval battle at Manilla?
    • A. 

      John Pershing

    • B. 

      George Dewey

    • C. 

      General Miles

    • D. 

      John Hay

  • 4. 
    Which was NOT included in the Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American war?
    • A. 

      Spain released Cuba from it's control.

    • B. 

      Spain forced to free Cuban slaves

    • C. 

      Spain turned over Guam to US

    • D. 

      Spain sold Philipines to US

    • E. 

      Spain gave US Puerto Rico

  • 5. 
    Which was not a leading factor of imperialism?
    • A. 

      Desire for military strength

    • B. 

      Needed new markets for exports

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      Belief in cultural superiority

  • 6. 
    What is Imperialism?
    • A. 

      The policy of a country or empire to extend it's authority or domination by political, economic or military means.

    • B. 

      When a country wants to extend it's authority by war

    • C. 

      When a country wants to extend it's authority by force

    • D. 

      The policy of economic powers which use cultural assimilation to influence smaller countries.

  • 7. 
    What was referred to as "Seward's Folly?"
    • A. 

      The purchase of Alaska

    • B. 

      The conquest of Samoa

    • C. 

      The sending of a U.S. fleet to Japan

    • D. 

      The annexation of Hawaii

  • 8. 
    How did the Hawaiian Islands become a part of the US?
    • A. 

      Hawaii was purchased from Russia

    • B. 

      Hawaii was acquired from Spain during the Spanish American war

    • C. 

      Hawaiians voted to become Americans

    • D. 

      American planters overthrew the queen, and it was later annexed by the U.S.

  • 9. 
    The time when powerful nations created large empires by exercising economic and political control over weaker regions was called an age of
    • A. 

      Expansionism

    • B. 

      Isolationism

    • C. 

      Civilization

    • D. 

      Imperialism

  • 10. 
    What was the immediate spark of the Spanish-American War
    • A. 

      The attack of General Weyler on U.S. citizens living in Cuba.

    • B. 

      The explosion of the battleship Maine

    • C. 

      The opening of the Panama Canal

    • D. 

      The cruelty of General Weyler

  • 11. 
    Which event did NOT feed the fever for war against Spain? 
    • A. 

      William McKinley became President in 1897

    • B. 

      Americans were sympathetic to the Cuban revolution against Spain

    • C. 

      An explosion sank the battleship ' Maine '

    • D. 

      Sensational news coverage in the New York World and New York Journal aroused American anger.

  • 12. 
    As a result of the peace treaty with Spain, the US gained
    • A. 

      Honduras, Columbia, and Australia

    • B. 

      Mexico, Venezuela, and Canada

    • C. 

      The Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico

    • D. 

      Samoa, the Philippines, and South Africa

  • 13. 
    The Industrialization of the US influenced America's foreign policy and contributed to the rise of US imperialism. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    President responsible for building the Panama Canal & intervening in the affairs of many countries using his "Big Stick" policy
  • 15. 
    The country accused of treating Cubans harshly & blowing up the U.S.S. Maine
  • 16. 
    The act of a larger, more industrialized nation, taking over a weaker, less industrialized nation
  • 17. 
    Newspapers exaggeration of stories to sell more copies / biased & untrue. 
  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a progressive reform?
    • A. 

      Pure Food and Drug Act

    • B. 

      National Park Service

    • C. 

      Progressive income tax

    • D. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

  • 19. 
    Which of the following was a progressive reform?
    • A. 

      The eight-hour day for workers

    • B. 

      Laws protecting women and children by restricting the hours they could work

    • C. 

      Workers' compensation for injuries suffered on the job

    • D. 

      Laws improving workplace safety

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    While women were involved with all progressive reforms, they were more involved in some reforms than in others. Which of the following reforms were Women not particularly active in?
    • A. 

      Improving the lives of children, especially young workers

    • B. 

      Trust-Busting

    • C. 

      Prohibition

    • D. 

      Getting the Right to vote (suffrage)

  • 21. 
    Why was the period from 1901-1917 referred to as "the Progressive Era"?
    • A. 

      The elimination of Special Privilige

    • B. 

      The establishment of greater democracy in government

    • C. 

      The passage of laws to control "big business".

    • D. 

      The protection of consumers and workers.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following amendments achieved Direct Election of Senators during the Progressive Era?
    • A. 

      16th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      17th

  • 23. 
    This amendment gave women the right to vote during the Progressive Era.
    • A. 

      19th

    • B. 

      18th

    • C. 

      16th

  • 24. 
    This amendment calls for a graduated income tax to distribute the wealth during the Progressive Era
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      16th

  • 25. 
    Progressives achieved changes at which of the following levels?
    • A. 

      Local Level

    • B. 

      State Level

    • C. 

      National Level

    • D. 

      International Level

    • E. 

      Universal Level

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