Expanding Borders – Emergence of the Modern United States: Imperialism Unit Essay

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An argument made by anti-imperialists in the late 1800s was that the United States: A. might have to force other countries to be free. B. might have to go to war over distant territories. C. should force other countries to adopt its culture. D. should force other countries to fight in US wars.
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B. might have to go to war over distant territories.
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Which word or phrase best describes the part of Panama where the canal was built? A. mountainous B. flatlands C. cool and dry D. warm and dry
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A. mountainous
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When the United States decided to build a canal across Central America, Panama was A. an independent nation. B. a part of Spain. C. a part of Colombia. D. a territory of the United States.
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C. a part of Colombia.
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Which of the following was a significant challenge in building the Panama Canal? A. Frequent rains caused rivers to flood. B. Engineering plans did not work. C. Workers went on strike to get extra pay. D. Congress did not provide enough money.
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A. Frequent rains caused rivers to flood.
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How did new scientific knowledge help the building of the Panama Canal? A. Fewer workers got sick from malaria and yellow fever. B. Radios helped workers stay in touch with their families. C. Better nutrition led to more work being done by laborers. D. Airplanes were able to deliver supplies more quickly.
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A. Fewer workers got sick from malaria and yellow fever.
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The Roosevelt Corollary said the US government was willing to take action in Africa. Europe. Asia. Latin America.
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Latin America.
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Why did the United States encourage Panama’s declaration of independence from Colombia? The rebels promised to provide laborers to help the United States build the Panama Canal. Colombia threatened to attack US workers if they began work on a canal. Colombia had raised the price for the rights to build the Panama Canal. The rebels promised to allow freedom of religion in Panama.
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Colombia had raised the price for the rights to build the Panama Canal.
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Why did supporters of Manifest Destiny argue that US expansionism was not imperialism? The United States already had interests in its expansion areas. The United States had no plans to overthrow existing governments. The United States believed expansion would benefit other countries, not exploit them. The United States believed it deserved more territory as a democratic, Christian nation.
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The United States believed expansion would benefit other countries, not exploit them.
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Which region was most affected by President Theodore Roosevelt’s Big Stick policy? Europe Africa Latin America Asia
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Latin America
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Why did President Theodore Roosevelt use the Roosevelt Corollary in the Dominican Republic? Roosevelt did not want the Dominican Republic to attack the United States. Roosevelt did not want American businesses to lose money if a revolution occurred. Roosevelt was concerned European countries would take action if the Dominican Republic failed to pay its debts. Roosevelt wanted to build military bases in the Dominican Republic to protect the Panama Canal.
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Roosevelt was concerned European countries would take action if the Dominican Republic failed to pay its debts.

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