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The United States reaffirmed the Monroe Doctrine in the late 1800s by
a) passing the Platt Amendment.
b) warning Great Britain to back out of a territorial dispute with Venezuela.
c) allowing Hawaiians to import sugar duty free.
d) refusing to support the Cuban guerrillas.

What connection was made between imperialism and the American frontier?
a) Imperialism would help close the frontier.
b) Closing the frontier would spur competition.
c) Imperialism would offer Americans a new frontier.
d) Imperialism would make the world more like the United States.

The United States followed a policy of expansionism in the late 1800s because
a) European nations were eager to sell rights to their colonies.
b) many Americans were demanding high-quality foreign goods.
c) U.S. factories needed foreign laborers.
d) the nation sought more markets for its goods.

What was the central message of the Roosevelt Corollary?
a) United States territories could not enter any foreign agreements.
b) United States territories would remain unincorporated.
c) The United States would use force to prevent intervention in the affairs of neighboring countries.
d) The United States would support only those revolutionary movements that promoted democratic principles.

Why was the Open Door Policy important to the United States?
a) It gave the United States territory in China.
b) It gave the United States access to millions of consumers in China.
c) It increased Chinese investments in the United States.
d) It kept European goods out of China.

Why did many of Roosevelt’s opponents disapprove of his actions in Panama?
a) They thought Roosevelt paid too much money to lease the Canal Zone.
b) They thought Roosevelt gave Panama too much control over the canal.
c) They thought the canal was completely unnecessary.
d) They opposed Roosevelt’s involvement in the Panamanian revolt.

Which was a result of the Spanish-American War?
a) Cuba became a Spanish protectorate.
b) Puerto Rico and Guam were made unincorporated U.S. territories.
c) Spain admitted it had blown up the Maine.
d) The Philippines won independence from foreign rule.

Which event led to the Spanish-American War?
a) Cubans rebelled against Spanish rule.
b) The United States annexed Cuba.
c) Spain destroyed American-owned sugar plantations in Cuba.
d) The Spanish navy sank two American ships in the Pacific.

Which of the following demonstrated enforcement of the Monroe Doctrine?
a) The United States convinced Japan to open trade relations.
b) The United States allowed Hawaiians to import sugar duty free.
c) The United States insisted that Great Britain submit a boundary dispute with Venezuela to arbitration.
d) The United States competed against France and Britain for Asian markets.

Which of the following was a major economic argument for expansion?
a) The United States needed new markets for its goods.
b) Many United States industries were short of labor.
c) Foreign goods were often superior to American products.
d) Americans needed the respect of foreign countries.

In the 1890s, William R. Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer used their newspapers to
a) help start the Boxer Rebellion.
b) increase public sympathy for Cuban rebels.
c) repeal the Monroe Doctrine.
d) elect Theodore Roosevelt President.

A main goal of the United States during the Spanish-American War was to
a) annex Florida.
b) gain spheres of influence in South America.
c) protect business investments in Spain.
d) free Cuba from Spanish rule.

The building of the Panama Canal was important because it
a) helped stabilize the economies of Latin American countries.
b) improved relations between Colombia and the United States.
c) facilitated movement between Atlantic and Pacific ports.
d) promoted European investment in the United States.

President Theodore Roosevelt is often remembered for
a) promoting “dollar diplomacy.”
b) promoting self-government in former colonies.
c) expanding presidential power.
d) opposing the annexation of new territories.

To support their view, anti-imperialists argued that
a) imperialism would reduce U.S. military forces.
b) the United States should get more involved in foreign affairs.
c) imperialism rejected the American ideal of “liberty for all.”
d) imperialism would make the United States more admired in the world.

The United States acquired control of the Canal Zone by
a) paying Panama $25 million.
b) passing the Roosevelt Corollary.
c) signing a treaty with Spain.
d) organizing a revolt in Panama.

European and American imperialism grew partly as a result of
a) a shortage of food.
b) a search for cheap labor.
c) the need for foreign markets.
d) the fear of entangling alliances.

Under imperialism, the stronger nation attempts to
a) dominate a weaker country.
b) sell its products to a weaker country.
c) create an empire.
d) all of the above.

The Monroe Doctrine and social Darwinism contributed to
a) European imperialism.
b) American expansionism.
c) industrial growth.
d) financial panic and depression.

The United States annexed the Midway Islands to set up
a) cotton plantations.
b) a naval refueling and repair station.
c) markets for food and other goods.
d) a farm-machine factory.

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