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History Ch. 16 Test
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Alaska is separated from the continental US by what country?
In 1896 gold was discovered in which territory that changed many American's minds about the value of the territory?
What country sold Alaska to the United States?
During the Spanish-American War, where did Admiral Dewey destroy the Spanish fleet?
What country won the Spanish-American War?
Before the Panama Canal, around what tip did ships need to sail to cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific?
What was the first country to try to build the Panama Canal?
Where did William Gorgas successfully destroy disease-carrying mosquitoes?
Cuba and Panama
What was Alaska called before it was purchased by the US?
Who urged the US government to purchase Alaska?
Who discovered Hawaii?
Captain James Cook
Americans blamed the Spanish for the sinking of what ship just before the Spanish-American War began?
Who led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War?
The purpose of the Spanish-American War was to set what country free from Spain?
What two states were the 49th and 50th states to be added to the Union?
Alaska and Hawaii
The US gave ownership of the Panama Canal to what country in 2000.
What were three results of the Spanish-American War?
1. Spain gave Cuba its freedom.
2. The US received several islands from Spain.
3. Other countries saw the US as a world power.
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