Honors US: Unit 13 MC

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As a result of the Spanish-American War, the United States annexed Puerto Rico, Guam, and:
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the Phillipines
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The “yellow journalism” of the late nineteenth century might best be described as:
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reporting the news in an exaggerated and sensationalized manner
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The term “Seward’s Folly” referred to the Secretary of State William H. Seward’s:
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negotiation of the purchase of Alaska from Russia
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Emilio Aguinaldo was:
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the leader of the Philippine insurrection against first the Spanish and then the United States occupation.
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The Spanish-American War spurred building of the Panama Canal by:
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demonstrating that tropical diseases such as malaria and yellow fever could be overcome.
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The PRIMARY cause of the Spanish-American War was:
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American expansion and support for Cuban nationalism
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Which of the following events should NOT be considered part of the expansion of the United States? a) Purchase of Alaska b) Annexation of the Midway Islands c) Opening of the Panama Canal d) Battle of Manila Bay e) The London Conference
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e
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During the late nineteenth century and up until the outbreak of WWI, the concept of spheres of influence was most often an issue in the development of United States relations with:
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China
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Queen Liliuokalani’s “Hawaii for Hawaiians” movement led to:
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a coup and the abolition of the monarchy
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Because of the “Alabama Claims” the British paid the United States $15.5 million for:
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Union shipping sunk by Confederate cruisers built in England
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Alfred Mahan argued in the 1890s that national security, even prosperity, rested on a powerful:
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navy
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In the 1890s a nasty dispute erupted between the United States and Great Britain over:
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the boundary between Venezuela and British Guiana
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In “insular cases,” the Supreme Court decided that:
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Congress was NOT obliged to follow all aspects of the constitution when legislating for overseas territories
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The US government declared that it was “desirous to remove any cause of irritation and to insure… to the commerce of all nations in China the benefits… from a formal recognition by the various powers claiming ‘spheres of interest’ that they shall enjoy perfect equality of treatment for their commerce and navigation within such ‘spheres.'” This was called the:
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Open Door Policy
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Which of the following did NOT contribute to the US decision to declare war on Spain in 1898? a) the sinking of the battleship Maine b) the De Lome Letter c) the stimulation of public opinion by the New York Journal and the New York World d) the acquisition of Pago Pago e) the need to protect American investments
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d
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The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, enunciated by President Theodore Roosevelt in his annual message to Congress in May, 1904, did all of the following EXCEPT: a) assert that the US would take action to guarantee that Latin American nations paid their debts b) state that the US could intervene in the affairs of Western Hemisphere nations to forestall the intervention of other powers c) derive from Roosevelt’s assertion that the Monroe Doctrine prohibited Europeans from using force in the Americas. d) lead to protracted intervention in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo), and Several other Latin American countries. e) propose a massive foreign aid program to stabilize the governments of Latin America
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e
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President William Howard Taft’s approach to American Imperialism was known as:
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Dollar Diplomacy
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Joseph Pulitzer was best known for:
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yellow journalism
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The Teller Amendment of 1898 guaranteed the sovereignty of:
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Cuba
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A major threat to the Monroe Doctrine during the 1860s was posed by:
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the presence of French troops and a puppet emperor in Mexico
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The “White Man’s Burden” referred to:
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the belief that it was the duty of whites to “civilize” non-white people through colonization or economic dominance of non-white lands.
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Which of the following is NOT correctly matched? a) The Philippine Government Act — established the Philippines as an “organized territory” and declared the inhabitants citizens of the Philippines. b) John Fiske — American Political Ideas c) Foracker Act of 1900 — imposed a tariff on goods imported from Puerto Rico. d) Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934 — sharply restricted Cuban independence by requiring that the Cubans never impair their independence by treaty with a third power. e) Franklin Roosevelt — Good Neighbor Policy
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d

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