History Test 17
Terms in this set (40)
The corporations that built the transcontinental railroad received about 20 million acres of land grants as a reward from the federal government. T/F
The Homestead Act aroused angry protests by farmers. T/F
The Great American Desert was actually fertile and covered with grass. T/F
The reservations on which the American government tended to place Indians were barren lands that were useless to whites. T/F
The Japanese greeted Matthew Perry's arrival in Japan warmly and favorably. T/F
The First Pan American Congress in 1889 was a resounding success T/F
One positive benefit of imperialism was a growth in Christian missions. T/F
Political leader of the Sioux during Sioux War
Military leader of the Sioux during the Sioux war
George Armstrong Custer
Reckless colonel who lost his life at the Battle of Little Bighorn
"Indian Napoleon," chief of Nez Perce Indians
Puppet emperor in Mexico
American commodore who negotiated a treaty with the Japanese
Enrique Dupuy de Lôme
Spanish ambassador who insulted President McKinley in a private letter
American commodore who defeated the Spanish navy in the Philippines
Provided a 160 acre land grant in the West free to anyone who improved it
Wounded Knee Massacre
A bloody attack on an Indian band that had already surrendered
Parceled out Indian tribal lands
Treaty of Washington
Settlement of three longstanding disagreements between Britain and the United States
Treaty of Kanagawa
Agreement that opened Japan to trade with the West
Movement intended to achieve greater unity among nations in the Western Hemisphere
Open Door Policy
Free trade in China
Anti foreign movement in China
Battle of Manila Bay
American victory over the Spanish fleet in the Pacific
The first transcontinental railroad was built primarily by immigrants from China and..
It was the junction of the transcontinental railroad
What is the significance of Promontory Point, Utah?
The mine produced $400 million worth of ore by 1900
What is a false statement about the Comstock load?
Fencing of farms
The open range cattle came to an end for all the following except..
Which territory was settled by "land rushes"?
What became the main crop of the Great Plains?
What was the key to the culture of the Plains Indians?
The government intended to move the Indians to reservations
What was the American government's official goal during the Indian Wars?
The Indians' plight
What was the subject of A Century of Dishonor?
Using its naval power to protect peace in Europe
American foreign-policy during the last half of the 1800s included all the following goals except
What territory did America purchase from Russia in 1867?
How did the United States acquire Hawaii?
Recruitment of missionaries
What was the purpose of the Student Volunteer Movement?
volunteer unit in the Spanish American War
Who were the Rough Riders?
As a result of the Spanish-American War, the United States gained ownership of all the following territories except for