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Imperialist study guide
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Between what two wars did U.S. foreign policy reflect expansion and imperialism?
Besides the U.S. what 3 other countries showed expansionist and imperialist ideals?
Generally foreign policy is determined by an ________________ group of leaders.
As is mostly the case, the _______climate of a country determines its foreign policy
In 1874, U.S. foreign trade increased because of the exports of what things?
One aspect of the imperialist era was that the government should help American ________ abroad by using U.S. powers.
During the imperial era the U.S saw a huge potential from?
Some feared during this time that foreign commerce was needed as a safety valve to relieve economic woes like ___________
The belief that Americans have special qualities and deserve to take over the world knows as ______
During the imperialist era many in America believed other races were not capable of______
The belief that the best and/or the superior race would win out
The idea that the U.S. is "special " is called
William H. Seward was a U.S. senator from what state?
William Seward held what cabinet position in the Abraham Lincoln administration?
Secretary of state
People like Seward saw potential U.S. growth in what 2 places?
-islands around North America
Seward tried buying the Virgin Islands from what country?
What two things prevented Seward from purchasing the Virgin Islands ?
The Samoans bay naval base was located where?
Using the __________ Seward sent troops to the Mexican border in 1866 and got napoleon III to abandon their puppet regime there?
Seward bought resource rich Alaska from what country?
Who was responsible for connecting America to Europe via a transatlantic cable?
What century did the transatlantic cable begin connecting Europe and America through a telegraph network?
The first transatlantic cable was also extended to connect what other part of the world to America and Europe?
What confederate ship was built by Great Britain during the civil war?
What court decided that Great Britain owed the U.S. reparations because of the confederate ship built by GB?
In 1878 the U.S. gained rights to a coaling station in the port of Pago Pago which was located in _______
In 1889, a three-part protective divided Samoa into 3 parts, list them.
-Great Britain - islands around Samoa
Name two groups that the Chinese hated in American, which caused many problems between the U.S. and China.
What two things did the U.S. do that compounded the relationship between the U.S. and China.
-riots against Chinese immigrants in western U.S.
-suspension of Chinese immigrants in 1880's
Who promoted a " new navy" and published the book " the influence of sea power upon history(1890)?
Alfred T. Mahan
Mahan pusher two things about sea power, name them.
-build a huge navy
-build a lot of naval bases
In the 1890's expansionism continued to grow primarily because of an economic _______
What group of Americans controlled Hawaii in the 1880's?
The Hawaiian constitution on 1887 did two things that helped the U.S. control Hawaii, name them.
-foreigners right to vote
-shifted authority to the legislature
What was passed that got rid of the duty-free sugar provision in Hawaii?
McKinley tariff of 1890
What was formed in 1893 that allowed the elite to take over Hawaii by force?
The people of Hawaii was given this in 1900
The people of Hawaii achieved this in 1959
What country asked for U.S. help regarding a border dispute with Great Britain?
Cuba has been battling for its independence from what country since 1868?
What was passed by Congress that hurt the economy of Cuba thru the taxing of its sugar?
Enrique dupuy de lome was the Spanish minister to ______
What president was the De Lome letter referring to?
Following the De Lome letter _____ fever began its spread throughout the United States
The De Lome Letters caused two things to occur during McKinleys Administration, name them
-De Lome to resign
-McKinley reconsidered conflict in Cuba
Yellow Joirnalism was used attract readers and increase _________
What two newspapers were involved in furious competition in New York City in 1890's?
Name three techniques that were used during the yellow journalism period.
What two media sources today used a lot of yellow journalism techniques of the 19th century?
TV & Internet
What country was the U.S. ship marine docked when it exploded and sunk?
What did McKinley send to Spain to force them to make concessions to the U.S.?
What was passed to congress that stated the U.S. was not interested in the annexation of Cuba?
how many Americans were killed when the USS Maine exploded in 1898?
The USS Maine was one of the first American battleships, and when it exploded it weighed how much?
An official U.S. naval court of inquiry ruled that the USS Maine was blown up by a_________
The Cubans wanted only __________independence , but Spain wasn't about to give them that
There were 5 reasons the U.S. was interested in war against Spain, list 3 of them.
-general imperialist drives
- idealistic social gospel type ideas about saving others
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