Chapter 8 Test
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What is yellow journalism?
writing style or technique that exaggerates the news
What is nationalism?
the feeling of being loyal to one's country
How did America's national interests influence our foreign policy?
- protect security
- protect interests ($)
- gain trade opportunities
- gain natural resources
- spread Christianity
- spread democracy
In the late 1800s, support grew in the US for building a large modern navy to...
protect the US from invasion (security/fence) and protect US interests abroad
What was the primary reason for establishing the Open Door Policy?
improve relations with China and allow US and other foreign countries equal chances at creating a sphere of influence
The Spanish- American War marked a turning point in American foreign policy because the US-
emerged as world power and imperial country (gained colonies)
Who helped overthrow Queen Liliuokalani and served as president and governor of Hawaii?
Which of the following are trigger events for the Spanish-American War?
- yellow journalism about Cuba reconcentration camps
- De Lome letter (SP ambassador talking about President McKinley being weak)
- explosion of USS Maine
There were several reasons and arguments for Imperialism. Which of the following are examples of these reasons?
- open markets for trade
- acquire natural resources
- spread America ideas (democracy and Christianity)
- gain territory for added security
Who can declare war?
Congress (House of Reps and Senate)
Who were two opponents of Imperialism?
Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie
Who wrote an influential book that highlighted the strengths of imperialism?
Alfred Thayer Mahan- "Influence of Sea Power upon History"
Who became a protectorate of Cuba?
America under the Platt Amendment
When was Hawaii gained as territory?
Spanish-American War, 1898
What was the Platt Amendment?
granted Cuba independence and removed US troops but US had the right to intervene in Cuban affairs
Why did the Boxers led a rebellion?
To fight against foreign influence in China, revolution was stopped by a joint-military alliance between Russia, Japan, US, Italy, and Britain
Who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating peace between the Japanese and Russians?
President Roosevelt - for the Treaty of Portsmouth
What two Presidents set precedents for American Foreign policy?
Washington - Farewell Address (no political alliances)
Monroe - Monroe Doctrine (Europe non colonization and non-intervention in Western Hemisphere)
President Roosevelt's Big Stick Policy was closely associated with --
nickname for the Roosevelt Corollary, to support US interventions in affairs of Latin America
As a result of the Spanish-American War, the US saw the need to build the Panama Canal because --
the US navy could then move more quickly between oceans
Which policy sought to further American interests in Latin America by using the financial power of American business?
Dollar Diplomacy by President Taft
Who runs day-to-day activities of foreign affairs?
President and Secretary of State
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US became involved in Latin America primarily to--
protect its economic interests
How would European countries react if Latin American countries couldn't repay loans?
They would use force to make them pay loans which is why Roosevelt and Taft sought to control Latin America (by military or money) so Europe wouldn't intervene and possibly spread revolution
Remember to study questions in Brown Book, page 151-153
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