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Chapter 11 Review
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The Yellow Press was
created by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, described foreign exploits as being adventures. Something that young boys would dream of.
The poem below is an example of public opinion that led the US to become involved in which war?
"And shall our country let it pass, this deed of foul intent? And shall our country dare believe it was an accident? ... We will avenge, by more than speech the destruction of the Maine!"
-H. W. Petrie, lyrics from "The Wreck of the Maine," 1898
Spanish American War
Why did the US annex Hawaii?
Hawaii was annexed to the United States in 1898 when Queen Liliuokalani tried to restore the power of monarchy after the death of King Kalakaua. This would mean less US's influence on Hawaii.
Which presidents were in involved in Latin American affairs from 1900-1915?
-William Howard Taft
Who was Queen Liliuokalani?
strong-willed Hawaiian queen that insisted that natives from her country should control the islands.
How did the Treaty of Paris impact the US?
It ended the Spanish-American war
During the Spanish-American war, the US launched its first attack in the Philippine Islands. According to the map below and your knowledge of the Spanish-American war, why might this have surprised Spain?
Because it was so far away from America and it would have been more expected for them to attack a closer country.
What were the effects of the Spanish-American War?
The Cubans did not allow to be ruled by the USA, and therefore, the USA were forced to grant them their independence, but with the Platt amendment, that allowed them to intervene in Cuba whenever they wanted
Why was the USS Maine in the Cuban harbor?
Protect & evacuate US citizens in case of war
The United States wanted overseas territories because the territories had what?
Resources and people to buy their goods
________ is an economy in which an imperial country removed raw materials from its colonies
Who was Pancho Villa?
a Mexican Revolutionary general and one of the most prominent figures of the Mexican Revolution
Why did Cubans disagree with the Platt Amendment?
limited freedom of Cuba 1) it gave the US rights to interfere in Cuba to maintain order 2) it made Cuba lease them naval bases 3) Cuba could not enter into a treaty with another nation without the US approval-prevented Cuba from signing a treaty with another country
Explain how Social-Darwinism was used as a defense for US imperialism?
It was natural for Superior nations to economically and politically dominate less-advanced nations
Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan influenced the US to do what?
Increase the size of the US' navy
What asserted that the US had the right to intervene in the affairs of neighboring American countries, to counter threats posed to its security and interests?
The Roosevelt Corollary
A major reason why the US oversaw the building of the Panama Canal was to do what?
Increase the mobility of the U.S. naval fleet
What was the GREATEST impact of the Panama Canal?
It tremendously reduced the travel time between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
What was one of the GREATEST problems that arose in constructing the Panama Canal?
Yellow fever and malaria killed thousands of men
President Woodrow Wilson refused to recognize Victoriano Huerta when he gained control of Mexico in 1913, despite most Americans and many foreign powers supporting Huerta, because Huerta had illegally seized power. This is an example of what?
Which was an effect of Seward's folly?
-Doubled the size of the United States
-Had little value and was hard to defend
The Rough Riders were whom?
the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action
How did the Spanish-American War end?
On Aug. 12, 1898, the United States signed a cease-fire agreement with Spain (Treaty of Paris) that brought an end to the Spanish-American War.
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