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In his book, Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis, the Reverend Josiah Strong advocated American expansion to
Which of the following was not among the small but dangerous international crises the United States experienced in the 1890s?
a) A conflict with Germany over the Samoan islands
b) A near-war with Italy over the lynching of Italians in New Orleans
c) The Valparaiso crisis with Chile over the killing of two American sailors
d) A conflict with Japan over naval refueling rights at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
e) A conflict with Canada over seal hunting near the Pribilof Islands
A major factor in the shift in American foreign policy toward imperialism in the late nineteenth century was the
The numerous near-wars and diplomatic crises of the United States in the late 1880s and 1890s demonstrated
To justify American intervention in the Venezuela boundary dispute with Britain, Secretary of State Olney invoked the
A primary reason that the British submitted their border dispute with Venezuela to arbitration was
The near-war between the United States and Britain over the Venezuela boundary crisis ultimately resulted in
One reason that the white American sugar lords tried to overthrow native Hawaiian rule and annex the islands to the United States was they
Which of the following prominent American leaders was least enthusiastic about U.S. imperialistic adventures in the 1890s?
a) Theodore Roosevelt
b) William Randolph Hearst
c) Alfred Thayer Mahan
d) William McKinley
e) Grover Cleveland
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Before a treaty annexing Hawaii to the United States could be rushed through the U.S. Senate in 1893
Americans favored providing aid to the Cuban revolutionaries for all of the following reasons except
a) fear that the substantial American investment in Cuban sugar and other businesses would be lost.
b) a belief that Spain's control of Cuba presented a national security threat to the United States.
c) fear that Spanish misrule in Cuba menaced the Gulf of Mexico and the route to the proposed Panama Canal. .
d) sympathy for Cuban patriots fighting for their freedom.
e) the atrocity stories reported in the yellow press of William Randolph Hearst.
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The most successful American military action during the Spanish-American War was largely due to
The Philippine nationalist who led the insurrection against both Spanish rule and the later United States occupation was
The end of the Cuban War came after the last substantial Spanish fleet was destroyed at the Battle of
The greatest loss of life for American fighting men during the Spanish-American War resulted from
All of the following became possessions of the United States under the provisions of the Treaty of Paris with Spain except
a) Puerto Rico.
c) the Philippine Islands.
President McKinley justified American acquisition of the Philippines primarily by emphasizing that
Anti-imperialists presented all of the following arguments against acquiring the Philippine Islands except that
a) it would violate the "consent of the governed" philosophy of the Declaration of Independence.
b) despotism abroad might lead to despotism at home.
c) the islands were still rightfully Spain's, since they were taken after the armistice had been signed.
d) annexation would propel the United States into the political and military cauldron of East Asia.
e) imperialism was likely to be more costly than profitable.
On the question of whether American laws applied to the overseas territory acquired in the Spanish-American War, the Supreme Court ruled in the Insular Cases that
The United States asserted that it had a virtual right of continuing intervention in Cuba in the
By acquiring the Philippine Islands at the end of the Spanish-American War, the United States
a) assumed rule over millions of Asian people.
b) became a full-fledged East Asian power.
c) assumed commitments that would be difficult to defend.
d) developed popular support for a big navy.
e) All of these
The Roosevelt Corollary added a new provision to the Monroe Doctrine that was specifically designed to
President Wilson viewed America's entry into World War I as an opportunity for the United States to
Which one of the following was not among Wilson's Fourteen Points, upon which he based America's idealistic foreign policy in World War I?
a) Reduction of armaments
b) An international guarantee of freedom of religion
c) Abolition of secret treaties
d) A new international organization to guarantee collective security
e) The principle of national self-determination for subject peoples
In adopting the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, the United States was
The two groups who suffered most from the violation of civil liberties during World War I were
Despite reluctance by both the president and Congress, the United States resorted to forced conscription in 1917 because
Before Woodrow Wilson would agree to an armistice ending World War I fighting, he demanded that
a) preventing a seizure of territory by the victors.
b) an end to the European colonial empires in Africa and Asia.
c) a world parliament of nations to provide collective security.
d) national self-determination for smaller European nations.
e) free trade and freedom of the seas.
of the following goals except
Senate opponents of the League of Nations, as proposed in the Treaty of Versailles, argued that it
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