5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Alfred Mahan
- Benjamin Tracy
- Treaty of Paris 1898
- "Colossus of the North"
- a 1906 - Relations between U.S. and Canada including a reciprocal trade agreement. Tight relations made the U.S. and Canada a "Colossus."
- b gave the US Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines, after ending the Spanish-American war.
- c stated that events in the Americans affected the U.S. and we thus had reason to intervene.
- d In 1890, he wrote The Influence of Sea Power upon History. He was a proponent of building a large navy. He said that a new, modern navy was necessary to protect the international trade America depended on.
- e 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 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- 1917, Lessened the tension in the feuds between the U.S. and Japan by recognizing Japan's sphere of influence in China in exchange for Japan's continued recognition of the Open Door policy in China.
- Queen of Hawaii who gave the U.S. naval rights to Pearl Harbor in 1887. Deposed by American settlers in 1893.
- 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.
- A league containing anti-imperialist groups; it was never strong due to differences on domestic issues. Isolationists.
5 True/False Questions
Dominican Republic → Brutal general of the Spanish, created "reconcentration camps" in which rebels and Philippians were held indefinitely.
Hay-Herran Treaty → 1901 - Great Britain recognized U.S. Sphere of Influence over the Panama canal zone provided the canal itself remained neutral. U.S. given full control over construction and management of the canal.
Democracy, efficiency, pragmatism → Three 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.
Bering sea seal controversy → A dispute between the U.S. and Russia involving who could hunt seals in the Bering Sea.
Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy → Roosevelt said, "walk softly and carry a big stick." In international affairs, ask first but bring along a big army to help convince them. Threaten to use force, act as international policemen. It was his foreign policy in Latin America.