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  1. Open Door notes
  2. Goethals and Gorgas
  3. Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
  4. "Colossus of the North"
  5. Virginius
  1. a 1906 - Army colonels who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal.
  2. b 1906 - Relations between U.S. and Canada including a reciprocal trade agreement. Tight relations made the U.S. and Canada a "Colossus."
  3. c 1873 - Spain and U.S. government got into a squabble over the Cuban-owned Virginius, which had been running guns. Spain executed several Americans who had been on board. The telegraph was used to negotiate a truce. The incident was played up by the yellow journalists.
  4. d 1850 - Treaty between U.S. and Great Britain agreeing that neither country would try to obtain exclusive rights to a canal across the Isthmus of Panama. Abrogated by the U.S. in 1881.
  5. e a note asking nations to offer assurance that they would respect the principle of equal trade opportunities, specifically in the China market.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Dispute between the U.S. and Britain involving the point at which the Venezuela / Columbia border was drawn. Britain eventually won the dispute.
  2. 1908 - Japan / U.S. agreement in which both nations agreed to respect each other's territories in the Pacific and to uphold the Open Door policy in China.
  3. 1917, Lessened the tension in the feuds between the U.S. and Japan by recognizing Japan's sphere of influence in China in exchange for Japan's continued recognition of the Open Door policy in China.
  4. Argentine jurist, Luis Drago, proposed that European countries could not use force to collect debts owed by countries in the Americas. They could not blockade South American ports. Adopted as part of the Hague Convention in 1907.
  5. By the late 1800s, U.S. had exclusive use of Pearl Harbor. In July 1898, Congress made it a U.S. territory, for the use of the islands as naval ports

5 True/False questions

  1. Roosevelt's Big Stick DiplomacyU.S. would act as international policemen. An addition to the Monroe Doctrine.


  2. Hay-Herran TreatyUnited States political figure who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1889 through 1893, during the administration of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison.


  3. Democracy, efficiency, pragmatismThree characteristics that the U.S. felt made them superior to other countries. Many U.S. cities in the 1900 to 1920 instituted modern "scientific" political systems, such as the use of professional city managers, to replace inefficient traditional machine politics. The U.S. tried to spread there ideas abroad.


  4. Emilio Aguinaldoled a Filipino insurrection against the Spanish in 1896 and assisted the U.S. invasion. He served as leader of the provisional government but was removed by the U.S. because he wanted to make the Philippines independent before the U.S. felt it was ready for independence.


  5. Russo-Japanese WarBrutal general of the Spanish, created "reconcentration camps" in which rebels and Philippians were held indefinitely.