Also known as “big stick” diplomacy, this official American policy stated that any disorder in Latin America could force the United States to act as international police power in order to protect American economic interests. What is it?
A. Dollar Diplomacy C. Roosevelt Corollary
B. Moral Diplomacy D. Open Door Policy
One reason for the growth of imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the desire of industrialized nations for additional
The name for sensational and often irresponsible new headlines and stories based on untrue facts is referred to as
A. yellow fever B. yahoo journalism C. bias D. yellow journalism
Which of the following was a major economic argument for expansion?
The United States needed new markets for its goods.
Many United States industries were short of labor.
Foreign goods were often superior to American products.
Americans needed the respect of foreign countries.
Which was a result of the Spanish-American War?
Cuba became a Spanish protectorate
Spain admitted it had blown up the Maine
The Philippines won independence from foreign rule
Puerto Rico and Guam were made U.S. territories
During the Age of Imperialism, the American press engaged in yellow journalism, or sensationalized headlines and stories to sell more newspapers. Which of the following headlines about the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine is the best example of yellow journalism?
253 Known to be Lost
Who Destroyed the Maine?
Destruction of the Warship Maine Was the Work of an Enemy
Naval Officers Believe the Maine Was Destroyed by a Spanish Mine
Many people agreed with political humorist Mark Twain who commented, “I am opposed to having the eagle put its talon on any other land.” Mark Twain could be described as
a Roosevelt supporter
A newspaper prints an article on a controversial political issue.
Presented numbers or statistical information on the issue
Included information that had not been published before
Which source of information about candidates for public office probably would be free of bias?
A pamphlet written by a political campaign worker.
A newspaper editorial stating the newspaper’s position
A reprint of the complete text of the last candidate debate
A political advertisement paid for by a political action committee
One factor that motivated U.S. imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the
Development of closer political ties with European nations.
Closing of China to all foreign trade.
Support of international peacekeeping operations.
Acquisition of new markets and sources of raw materials.
During the Spanish-American War, the U.S. Navy destroyed the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay in the Philippines. The U.S. Congress later voted for annexation of the Philippines.
What was one reason for this act of U.S. imperialism?
to provide the U.S.with a valuable naval base in the Pacific
to provide the U.S. with a place to relocate the immigrant population
to decrease the U.S. need to export raw materials for industrialization
to increase the U.S. population by extending citizenship to the Filipinos
During the late 19th and early 20thcenturies, U.S. foreign policy was closely tied to domestic economic concerns. The annexation of Hawaii, the Open Door policy with China, and the construction of the Panama Canal in Latin America were all motivated by an interest in
breaking up monopolies and trusts
extending land grants for railroad construction
acquiring new markets and sources of raw materials
limiting the power of labor unions to strike
Part Three: Interpreting a Map.Use the map to answer the following questions. (1 Point Each)
Questions 33 – 39
The map shows overseas possessions of the United States
In the Atlantic Ocean only
In the Pacific Ocean only
In the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean
In neither the Atlantic Ocean nor the Pacific Ocean
The number 1898 under the Hawaiian Islands represents
The date when the Hawaiian Islands became a U.S. possession
The date when the Hawaiian Islands became independent of the United States
The total square miles of the Hawaiian Islands
The total population of the Hawaiian Islands today
The map contains information as early as
A. 1867 B. 1898 C. 1903 D. 1857
Which two islands, not counting Hawaii, became U.S. possessions in 1898?
Guam and the Philippine Islands
Wake Island and American Samoa
Puerto Rico and Midway Island
The Aleutian Islands and the Virgin Islands
Alaska became a U.S. possession in
A. 1867 B. 1898 C. 1899 D. 1903
Which U.S. possession was in the Caribbean Sea?
A. Wake Island B. Midway Island C. Puerto Rico D. Guam
Which U.S. possession would not be shown if this map were dated 1910?
A. The Philippine Islands C. The Hawaiian Islands
B. The Virgin Islands D. Midway Island
Theodore Roosevelt serves as President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. During his presidency, the United States acquired
A. Alaska C. The Panama Canal Zone
B. American Samoa D. The Virgin Islands
The Philippines became a U.S. possession in the same year as did
Guam and Wake Island
Midway Island and Wake Island
American Samoa and the Hawaiian Islands
Puerto Rico and Guam
Part Four: Use the Political Cartoon to Answer the Questions.(1 Point Each)
What political policy or situation is satirized in this cartoon?
Who controls the situation, according to this cartoon?
the foreigners outside the door
the United States
According to the cartoon, who benefited from this policy?
the United States
other foreign influences in China
all of the above
Part Five: Extended Response.
Look at the following Newspaper Headline. Does the following headline appear to be against U.S. involvement in Cuba or is it for U.S. involvement? Could the article be an example of yellow journalism? Explain both questions with evidence and examples. (4 Points)
Choose any 2 of the following foreign policy programs pursued by the three Progressive Presidents and write a compare/contrast essay involving the two. Roosevelt Big Stick Policy, Taft’s Dollar Diplomacy or Wilson’s Moral Diplomacy. (10 Points)