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History of the Americas
Chapter 12 Section 1 Study Guide
8th Grade Social Studies
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What was the "old" or original "manifest destiny" of the United States?
For the United States to stretch from sea to sea
What was the "new manifest" destiny of the United States?
For the U.S. to extend its boundaries beyond its seas
Who was the Secretary of State that was interested in purchasing new land for the United States?
William H. Seward
What area did he want to purchase?
Who owned Alaska before the U.S. purchased the land?
Give two reasons why Seward wanted to purchase Alaska
1. To have a naval base in the North Pacific. 2. To trade with China
What did the press think of purchasing Alaska?
They criticized Seward for the purchase
List the two nicknames they gave to the purchase of Alaska
Seward's folly and Seward's icebox
How much did we purchase Alaska for?
7.2 million; less than 2 cents per acre
Policy of extending one nation's domination over another country
Why did the United States favor the new idea of imperialism?
The U.S. feared they were falling behind in the race to see up a new empire
Separation from political affairs of other countries
What had the U.S. done by the late 1800's?
Reached its continental limits and had to start reaching elsewhere
Give two reasons the U.S. was interested in the Hawaiian Islands
1. Many sugar planters which was profitable trade with the U.S. 2. Exclusive use of Pearl Harbor as a naval base
Who became the leader of Hawaii?
How did this Liliuokalani feel towards America?
What did Americans do in Hawaii?
Overthrew the monarchy
Who led the overthrow of Hawaii?
Sanford B. Dole
When did the U.S. annex Hawaii?
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