Topic #19 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. Identify the intellectual, social, philosophical, and racial factors which helped create a new nationalistic mood more receptive to overseas expansion in the late 19c.
  2. How did the new imperialism of the 19c differ from the older style empires?
  3. What were the justifications for imperialism put forth by its most ardent advocates? How did the British Empire influence American thinking?
  4. What was Alfred T. Mahan's thesis concerning national power?
  5. How did the Congress respond to Mahan's book?
  6. Why did imperialists view colonization as a solution to their domestic economic problems?
  7. How did U. S. economic prosperity lead it to pursue a policy of imperialism?
  8. What were James G. Blaine's objectives in promoting a Pan-American cooperation?  How successful were his efforts?
  9. What problems did the McKinley Tariff of 1890 cause for American sugar growers in Hawaii?
  10. Why did Americans have an interest in annexing Hawaii?
  11. How did the Cleveland administration handle the annexation issue?  What role did Queen Liliuokalani play?
  12. What were the positions of the Democrats and Republicans in the Congressional debate over the annexation of Hawaii?
  13. Why was the United States interested in obtaining control over such places as the Samoan Islands?
  14. How did the United States respond to the Venezuelan crisis of 1895?
  15. What were the causes of America's involvement in Cuban affairs?
  16. What is meant by "yellow journalism?"  How was it spurred by the Spanish-American War?  What was its legacy?
  17. Describe early American business and political interests in Cuba and the threats to these interests during Spanish rule of the island.
  18. Who was José Martí?  Why did he destroy American-owned sugar mills and plantations in Cuba in the 1890s?
  19. List the factors that promoted American support for Cuban independence in the late 1890s.
  20. What were America's motives for going to war with Spain in 1898?
  21. List the provisions of the Teller Amendment.  Why was it added to the bill declaring war on Spain?
  22. What were the US plans and preparations for the Spanish-American War?  How effective were these efforts?
  23. Why did the actions taken by the US Navy's Asiatic fleet change the character of the war?
  24. What role did African-American troops play in the United States' war effort?
  25. Identify the American arguments for and against ratification of the Treaty of Paris of 1898.
  26. What was the role of the US in Puerto Rico after the Spanish-American War?  What was the Foraker Act?
  27. Why was the Supreme Court decision in the Insular Cases important?  How did it impact American territorial acquisitions in the future?
  28. What was the role of the Anti-Imperialist League in the public debate over the acquisition of the Philippines?  Why did the annexation of the islands prevail?
  29. How did America treat the Filipino people during the Filipino-American War?  How were these actions a repudiation of the ideals that had led the US to help Cuba secure its independence?
  30. What were the principles of John Jay's Open Door Policy?  How was it calculated to provide maximum commercial and diplomatic advantage at a minimum cost?  What did the costs turn out to be in the end?
  31. What were the circumstances surrounding the Boxer Rebellion?  What was the US position regarding this incident?
 

Terms:

 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  pg. 604 - pg. 609.
 

Questions:

  1. How did Roosevelt distinguish between "civilized" and "uncivilized" nations?
  2. What were Teddy Roosevelt's views about America's role in the world?  How did sea power fit into his vision?
  3. What were the causes of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905?  Why did the Japanese decide on mediation?  Why did they ask Teddy Roosevelt to be their mediator?
  4. List the provisions of the Treaty of Portsmouth.
  5. What was the status of the US-Japanese relationship in the early 20c?
  6. What was the intent of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine?  What was its impact on the role of the US in the Western Hemisphere?
  7. List the provisions of the Platt Amendment.  How did it define the role of the US in Cuba following the Spanish-American War.
  8. Why did the US want a canal through the Isthmus of Panama?  How did the US go about gaining control of the land necessary to build the Panama Canal?>
  9. Why was President Taft's foreign policy called "Dollar Diplomacy?"
  10. Why did the US government intervene in the Mexican Revolution of 1910?
  11. Why did President Wilson refuse to recognize General Victoriano Huerta's government?
  12. How were the approaches of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson to foreign affairs different?
  13. Why do you think that Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy was nicknamed "Moral Diplomacy?"
  14. Why did the US intervene in Nicaragua in the early 20c?
 

Terms:

 
  Assignment #3
 

Activity:

  DBQ on American Imperialism in class [if time permits].
 

                
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes --> chapter 20     chapter 22
  2. My Quizzes -->  A   B   C    D

  3.  
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Note Cards --> 901-950  ;   951-1000
  4. Cram Sheet --> William McKinley through Woodrow Wilson
  5. Presidential Election Data --> 1892     1896     1900     1904     1908     1912     1916
  6. "Key Events & Battles: Spanish-American War" - chart

 


   
 

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