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Which of the following presidents was elected on an imperialist platform?
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William McKinley
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Mahanism emphasized __________.
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the importance of the navy in imperial expansion
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Economic conditions that fueled support for foreign trade included __________.
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a huge increase in the amount of manufactured goods produced in America
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In the latter part of the nineteenth century, the two main imperialist powers were __________.
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Britain and France
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In foreign policy, U.S. officials showed little interest in __________.
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Africa
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President __________ was not supportive of American control of Hawaii.
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Cleveland
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The American government used which of the following methods to take control of Hawaii?
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endorsing a Hawaiian constitution that gave power to natives
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One effect of the border dispute between Britain and Venezuela over British Guiana was __________.
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a brief straining of relations between the U.S. and Britain
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Before the Spanish-American War, the yellow press __________.
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wrote editorials that criticized American imperialism
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Populists supported intervention in Cuba because __________.
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they sympathized with the Cubans’ quest for freedom
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The Teller Amendment __________.
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called for Cuban self-government
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Commodore George Dewey led the Americans to victory __________.
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in Manila Bay
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The crucial role in capturing San Juan Hill was played by __________.
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the 10th Negro Cavalry
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Which of the following was acquired by the United States as a result of the Spanish-American War?
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the Philippines
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Of the people listed below, who supported the Treaty of Paris?
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Theodore Roosevelt
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After Dewey’s victory, Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo __________.
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declared the Philippines an independent country
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The United States and European nations contested spheres of influence in __________.
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China
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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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America supported Japan in the Russo-Japanese War because __________.
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Russia had obstructed open trade in Manchuria
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Which of the following is true about America’s presence in Puerto Rico?
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The military invaded the island during the Spanish-American War.
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The main alternative to Panama for an ocean-linking passage was __________.
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Nicaragua
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American investment, through dollar diplomacy, increased dramatically __________.
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during the presidency of William Howard Taft
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Which statement about the American presence in Haiti is true?
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The Haitian constitution was altered to increase U.S. property rights.
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Woodrow Wilson ordered the marines into the Dominican Republic __________.
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when the Dominicans refused to allow their finances to be controlled by U.S. bankers
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In response to the Spanish-American War, __________ started to consider the United States as a serious power.
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South America
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Which of the following was a rationale for imperialism in the era 1890-1910?
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American ideas and institutions were superior to those of inferior nations.
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Which statement would most likely have been said by a believer in Social Darwinism who was addressing the issue of imperialism?
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“We must promote the superiority of our culture in an effort to ensure world stability.”
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American imperialists often rationalized actions by __________.
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expressing the opinion that people of Anglo-Saxon descent were from a superior culture
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One reason for the widespread support for a larger navy was __________.
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its use to expand and protect America’s international trade
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The primary goal of the American government’s imperialistic policies was __________.
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commercial expansion
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Latin America rejected Blaine’s plan for them to import more manufactured goods from the United States, because __________.
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they feared economic subordination
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The effort to annex Hawaii in 1893 foreshadowed __________.
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the differences between Republicans and Democrats regarding imperialism
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Which of the following was a major outcome of the Spanish-American War?
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the emergence of the nation’s status as a world power
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Which statement best describes the duality of causes for American intervention in Cuba?
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Americans were motivated by both commercial concerns and their support for freedom
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In response to American diplomatic pressure, Spain __________.
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gave Cuba its freedom
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Popular anger against Spain was ignited by __________.
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the destruction of the U.S. ship, the Maine
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As a result of the Spanish-American War, __________.
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William McKinley expressed the desire to acquire the Philippines
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McKinley feared that if the United States did not take over __________ it might be acquired by Japan or Germany.
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the Philippines
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Samuel Gompers was against acquiring the Philippines, because __________.
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he was an anti-imperialist for moral reasons
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An appalling aspect of the Filipino War was __________.
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the death of many Filipinos in concentration camps
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The Open Door policy __________.
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allowed America to create an informal economic empire
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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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Theodore Roosevelt’s strategy in acquiring the Panama Canal revealed __________.
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the growth of good relations with Great Britain
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The Roosevelt Corollary was seen by Theodore Roosevelt as __________.
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a logical extension of the Monroe Doctrine
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American investments in the Caribbean increased as a result of __________.
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dollar diplomacy
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Which statement about Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy is true?
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Despite campaign claims, Wilson ended up being very interventionist.
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In the interest of ensuring global stability, the United States __________.
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adopted an isolationist viewpoint ?
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Why was the attack on the Philippines the decisive engagement of the Spanish-American War?
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It allowed the United States to expand its foothold into Asia.
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How was the Gentlemen’s Agreement an effort to improve Japanese-American relations?
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it closed immigration
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How did the American victory in the Spanish-American War impact European policies?
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European nations started to take the United States into account in crafting their foreign policies.

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