CH 19 Questions

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Who was Emilio Aguinaldo?
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the Filipino leader who declared independence from Spain
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According to the British poet Rudyard Kipling, the \”white man’s burden\” was the responsibility to
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civilize so-called racially inferior peoples.
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Commodore George Dewey led the Americans to victory
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in Manila Harbor
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What were spheres of influence?
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exclusive political and trading rights within another nation’s territory
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What was the Boxer Rebellion?
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a nationalist uprising against foreigners in China
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In the Gentlemen’s Agreement, Japan agreed to
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deny passports to workers seeking to immigrate to the United States.
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The main Asian imperialist power around the turn of the twentieth century was
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Japan
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The Teller Amendment to the war resolutions
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called for Cuban self-government.
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Zinn argues that the major force in America’s age of imperialism was
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the need for expanding markets
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True or False: Zinn offered negative points and examples that illustrated the imperialistic monster the United States was becoming, but in the end of the reading he pointed out that it was a necessary evil.
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False
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Zinn argued that one of the complicating factors in the Filipino revolt was
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race
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According to Johnson, one of the major motivating forces in America’s age of imperialism was
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the efforts of Christian missionaries
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Leading up to the Spanish-American War, the yellow press
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used sensationalism to stir up war fever.
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The 1890 book, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, influenced the United States to invest in
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its naval power.
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According to Johnson which of the following was the first area of expansion for the United States?
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Alaska
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True or False: Because of the economic depression from 1893 to 1897, many Americans became determined to build commercial markets overseas.
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True
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Which of the following was NOT relinquished by Spain as a result of the Spanish-American War?
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Panama
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After buying the project from the Panama Canal Company, how did the United States gain control of the region where the Panama Canal was built?
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U.S. naval forces supported the Panamanian revolt against Colombia.
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True or False: Yellow journalism exploited an American desire for isolationism to avoid war during the 1890s.
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False
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True or False: In Takao Ozawa v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that skin color established racial identity.
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True
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True or False: At the beginning of the twentieth century, U.S. citizenship was open only to \”white\” persons and those whose ancestors came from Africa.
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True
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True or False: To uproot the Filipino guerrillas, the U.S. Army adopted a mix of persuasive and coercive tactics.
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True
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What was the effect of Filipino rebels’ efforts to attract African-American soldiers to their cause?
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Only a few soldiers joined the Filipinos to fight against the United States.
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Which statement might a believer in social Darwinism have made regarding U.S. imperialism?
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\”We must promote the superiority of our culture in an effort to ensure world stability.\”
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How was American imperialism in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines different from the informal economic empire it established in the Caribbean?
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The three countries became actual colonies of the United States as a result of the Spanish-American War.
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\”Picture brides\” were
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Japanese women in long-distance, arranged marriages to men in the United States.
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Rationales for imperialism at the turn of the twentieth century included all of the following ideas EXCEPT that
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The United States desired a vast buffer zone against Asian encroachment.
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What was the Open Door Policy?
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an international agreement to keep China open to trade with all nations
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The overall effect of the Platt Amendment was to
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restrict Cuba’s autonomy at home and abroad.
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Newspaper coverage of the strip search of Clemencia Arango and the arrest of Evangelina Cisneros portrayed both women as
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symbols of the victimized Cuban people.

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