U.S. Imperialism At The Turn Of The Century

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U.S. Imperialism At The Turn Of The Century

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  • 1. 
    Under President William Howard Taft, the United States gave foreign aid and bank loans to Latin American countries in return for influence in their countries.  This form of diplomacy was called:
    • A. 

      Moral Diplomacy

    • B. 

      Mission Diplomacy

    • C. 

      Big Stick Diplomacy

    • D. 

      Dollar Diplomacy

  • 2. 
    Which American leader led the Rough Riders into battle during the Spanish American War?
    • A. 

      John Pershing

    • B. 

      George Dewey

    • C. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 3. 
    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

    • F. 

      Panama gained its independence from Colombia

  • 4. 
    Which was not a leading factor of imperialism?
    • A. 

      Desire for military strength

    • B. 

      Need new markets for exports

    • C. 

      A need for more immigrants

    • D. 

      Belief in cultural superiority

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    Which territory was obtained from Russia by Secretary of State William Seward and was so unpopular that it became known as "Seward's Folly"?
    • A. 

      Alaska

    • B. 

      Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      Hawaii

    • D. 

      Guam

    • E. 

      Philippines

  • 7. 
    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 with the help of the U.S. Marines, and it was later annexed by the U.S.

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    Which event did NOT feed the fever for war against Spain?
    • A. 

      President William McKinley's assassination in 1901

    • 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.

  • 11. 
    As a result of the peace treaty with Spain, the US gained what territories?
    • A. 

      Panama, Columbia, and Cuba

    • B. 

      Mexico, Panama, and Cuba

    • C. 

      The Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico

    • D. 

      Cuba, the Philippines, and Guam

  • 12. 
    "It is not necessary to own people in order to trade with them. We carry on trade today with every part of the world, and our commerce (trade) has expanded more rapidly than the commerce of any European Empire. We do not own Japan or China but we trade with their people." The statement above most reflects the beliefs of a(n)
    • A. 

      Supporter of expansion and imperialism

    • B. 

      Anti-imperialist

    • C. 

      Nativist

    • D. 

      Yellow journalist

  • 13. 
    The Industrialization of the US influenced America's foreign policy and contributed to the rise of US imperialism because of the need for natural resources for factories and open markets for products.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The act of a larger, more industrialized nation, taking over a weaker, less industrialized nation
  • 15. 
    Newspapers exaggeration of stories to sell more copies / biased & untrue. 
  • 16. 
    Also known as the "Big Stick Policy" it was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine where the U.S. would use force if necessary and intervene in Latin America to preserve law and order 
  • 17. 
    Created a shorter trade route and method of travel from the east to west.
  • 18. 
    Rudyard Kipling's poem that encouraged the United States to become imperialist and "serve your captives need" was titled:  
    • A. 

      Roosevelt's Burden

    • B. 

      Cultural Superiority

    • C. 

      White Man's Burden

    • D. 

      Seward's Folly

  • 19. 
    The advertisement appeared in a 1900 Harper's magazine.  What cause of imperialism does it refer to?
    • A. 

      Military Stregnth

    • B. 

      Open Markets

    • C. 

      Mission diplomacy

    • D. 

      Cultural Superiority

  • 20. 
    Which of the following territories became a protectorate after the Spanish American war?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      Phillipinnes

    • D. 

      Guam

  • 21. 
    U.S. Secretary of state John Hay addressed European leaders and asked them to share trading rights to China with the United States.  
    • A. 

      Open door notes

    • B. 

      Boxer communication

    • C. 

      Open markets notes

    • D. 

      Cultural superiority notes

  • 22. 
    The idea that the United States should intervene in Latin America to protect its Economic interest was called
    • A. 

      Dollar diplomacy

    • B. 

      Mission diplomacy

    • C. 

      Roosevelt Corollary

    • D. 

      Open door policy

  • 23. 
    Which of the following reasons was the reason for Hawaii’s annexation.
    • A. 

      Desire for military strength

    • B. 

      Thirst for open markets

    • C. 

      Belief in cultural superiority

    • D. 

      All options

    • E. 

      None of the options

  • 24. 
    He was sent in pursuit of Pancho Villa in order to protect U.S. economic interests.
    • A. 

      Valeriano Weyler

    • B. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • C. 

      William Hearst

    • D. 

      John Pershing

  • 25. 
    What does this image refer 
    • A. 

      Rough Riders attack on San Juan Hill

    • B. 

      Bombing of the U.S.S. Maine

    • C. 

      Boxer Rebellion in Maine

    • D. 

      Open Door notes to Spain

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