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History Chapter 10 Practice Test
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What controversy surrounded the construction of the Panama Canal?
The land had been acquired by illegal means.
Social Darwinists believed that expansionism was a noble pursuit because
western culture was superior to "heathen" cultures around the world.
Which of the following was a factor in the growth of imperialism?
the need for natural resources
Which of the following Hawaiian assets contributed most to the U.S. decision to annex the republic in 1898?
A key event leading to the Spanish-American war was
a rebellion in Cuba.
What role did yellow journalism play in the events leading up to the Spanish-American war?
It heightened public opinion against Spain.
In Asia, Roosevelt worked to
keep markets open for American goods.
During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt intervened most often in the affairs of
Latin American nations.
Imperialism is the practice of strong nations attempting to
control weaker nations.
To what did the phrase "banana republic" refer?
The Central American nations with economies and governments dominated by U.S. businesses.
Some anti-imperialists believed imperialism was based on
"Remember the Maine" was
a political rallying cry about a sunken battleship.
British war hero Sir Robert Baden-Powell founded what movement?
How was American imperialism in the 1800s governed by the Monroe Doctrine?
The Monroe Doctrine was broadened to justify American imperialism in the Western Hemisphere.
A main goal of the Panama Canal was to
allow the American Navy to move quickly from ocean to ocean.
What is arbitration?
the settlement of a dispute by a neutral party
After the Spanish-American War, opposition to imperialism
As a result of its victory in the Spanish-American War, the United States gained
Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
President Taft believed in
promoting American investment in foreign economies.
What is jingoism?
intense national pride and desire for aggressive foreign policy
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