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Early in the 20th century, Presidents William Taft and Woodrow Wilson used the concept of dollar diplomacy to
a) help European nations avoid war
b) expand United States influence in China
c) protect United States investments in Latin America
d) support welfare programs for immigrants to the United States

Which argument was used to support United States acquisition of overseas possessions in the late 1800’s?
a) The United States needed to obtain raw materials and new markets.
b) The spread of Marxist ideas had to be stopped because they threatened world peace.
c) The United States should be the first world power to build a colonial empire.
d) The doctrine of Manifest Destiny had become obsolete.

News organizations were engaging in yellow journalism before the Spanish-American War when
a) publishers tried to prevent the war
b) articles about Cuba were fair and balanced
c) editors exaggerated events to build support for war
d) writers ignored the situation in Cuba

Which factor is most closely associated with the decision of the United States to declare war on Spain in 1898?
a) isolationist policy
b) labor union pressure
c) yellow journalism
d) unrestricted submarine warfare

Yellow journalists created support for the Spanish-American War by writing articles about the
a) political popularity of William Jennings Bryan
b) efforts of the United States to control Mexico
c) destruction of United States sugar plantations by Hawaiians
d) sinking of the United States battleship Maine in Havana Harbor

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, United States policy toward Latin America was most strongly characterized by
a) friendship and trust
b) intervention and paternalism
c) tolerance and humanitarianism
d) indifference and neglect

Which United States policy is most closely associated with the annexation of Hawaii and the Philippines?
a) neutrality
b) isolationism
c) imperialism
d) international cooperation

Involvement in the Spanish-American War, acquisition of Hawaii, and introduction of the Open Door policy in China were actions taken by the United States Government to
a) establish military alliances with other nations
b) gain overseas markets and sources of raw materials
c) begin the policy of manifest destiny
d) support isolationist forces in Congress

The principle that the United States has the right to act as the, policeman of the Western Hemisphere, and intervene in the internal affairs of Latin American nations was established by the
a) Good Neighbor policy
b) Open Door policy
c) Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
d) Marshall Plan

The doctrine of Manifest Destiny had become obsolete.
a) to develop democratic institutions and practices in China
b) to prevent a European and Japanese monopoly of Chinese trade and markets
c) to establish a military presence on the Chinese mainland
d) to support Japanese efforts to industrialize China

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