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  1. Walter Reed
  2. Josiah Strong
  3. Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba
  4. Drago Doctrine
  5. Venezuelan Crisis
  1. a Argentine jurist, Luis Drago, proposed that European countries could not use force to collect debts owed by countries in the Americas. They could not blockade South American ports. Adopted as part of the Hague Convention in 1907.
  2. b argued that the American country and people were superior because they were Anglo-Saxon.
  3. c 1902 - England, Germany and Italy had blockaded Venezuelan ports because Latin American countries failed to make payments on debts owed to foreign banks. U.S. invoked the Monroe Doctrine and pressured the European powers to back off.
  4. d The U.S. acquired these territories from Spain through the Treaty of Paris (1898), which ended the Spanish-American War.
  5. e Discovered that the mosquito transmitted yellow fever and developed a cure. Yellow fever was the leading cause of death of American troops in the Spanish-American War.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1906 - Relations between U.S. and Canada including a reciprocal trade agreement. Tight relations made the U.S. and Canada a "Colossus."
  2. 1903 - U.S. guaranteed the independence of the newly-created Republic of Panama.
  3. Japan had attacked the Russian Pacific fleet over Russia's refusal to withdraw its troops from Mancharia after the Boxer Rebellion (1904-1905) War fought mainly in Korea. Japan victorious
  4. took his ship into Manila Bay, in the Philippine Islands, and attacked the Spanish Pacific fleet there. The U.S. had been planning to take this strategic port in the Pacific.
  5. United States political figure who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1889 through 1893, during the administration of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison.

5 True/False questions

  1. Reconcentration PolicyWhen Cubans started to rebel, Spaniards begain to reorganize prisoners into labor camps.


  2. General WeylarBrutal general of the Spanish, created "reconcentration camps" in which rebels and Philippians were held indefinitely.


  3. Annexation of HawaiiBy the late 1800s, U.S. had exclusive use of Pearl Harbor. In July 1898, Congress made it a U.S. territory, for the use of the islands as naval ports


  4. Democracy, efficiency, pragmatismThree characteristics that the U.S. felt made them superior to other countries. Many U.S. cities in the 1900 to 1920 instituted modern "scientific" political systems, such as the use of professional city managers, to replace inefficient traditional machine politics. The U.S. tried to spread there ideas abroad.


  5. James G. BlaineFebruary 15, 1898 - An explosion from a mine in the Bay of Havanna crippled the warship Maine. The U.S. blamed Spain for the incident and used it as an excuse to go to war with Spain.


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