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John Fiske:

C) wrote American Political Ideas, a book that stressed the superior character of Anglo-Saxon peoples and institutions

In 1878, the Samoans signed a treaty with the United States giving the United States:

A) a naval base at Pago Pago

President Grover Cleveland called the Hawaiian Islands:

A) "the stepping-stone to the growing trade of the Pacific"

The term yellow journalism arose from the:

B) circulation war between two New York newspapers

The de Lôme letter:

B) referred to President McKinley as a weak and cowardly leader

The publisher of the New York Journal was:

A) William Randolph Hearst

The treaty ending the Spanish-American War:

A) was opposed by most Democrats and Populists

Which of the following supported America's annexation of the Philippines?

C) Albert Beveridge

The Platt Amendment:

B) sharply restricted the independence of Cuba's new government

The Hay-Herrán Treaty:

A) concerned America's right to build a canal in Panama

In 1896, Theodore Roosevelt campaigned hard for William McKinley and the new president rewarded Roosevelt by appointing him:

A) assistant secretary of the navy

In the so-called Gentlemen's Agreement, President Roosevelt:

C) stopped the flow of Japanese immigrants to America

Roosevelt's intervention in the Russo-Japanese War and the Moroccan dispute:

B) won him the Nobel Peace Prize of 1906

The secretary of state who proclaimed the Open Door policy toward China was:

C) John Hay

The ultimate blame for going to war with Spain belongs to:

A) the American people, for letting themselves be whipped into a frenzy

What future president was the civil governor of the Philippines in 1901?

A) Taft

The French lost 20,000 men and spent $300 million:

C) attempting to build a canal in Panama

With the Boxer Rebellion, all of the following occurred EXCEPT:

B) Secretary of State Hay abandoned the Open Door

Who once said that warfare was the best way to promote "the clear instinct for race selfishness"?


The Act of Algeciras did all of the following EXCEPT:

C) took place in Tunisia

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