The Imperial Republic:  1865-1914    (2)

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1 By the end of the 19c, jingoism in the United States was encouraged by all of the following EXCEPT?:
European imperialism.
yellow journalism.
international Darwinism.
naval views of Alfred Thayer Mahan.
new immigrants.

2 During the 1890s, leaders who, like Grover Cleveland, favored economic expansion but not the annexation of overseas territory?:
became more vocal and began to dominate government decision making.
gradually lost ground to those who advocated both formal and informal imperialism.
completely abandoned their position in the aftermath of the Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War.
came to be concentrated almost exclusively in the Republican party.

3              The price which society pays for the law of competition...is great;
             but the advantages of this law are also greater....[W]hether the law
             be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it;...
             it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest
             in every department.

The above passage is characteristic of?:
Calvinism.
Progressivism.
cultural pluralism.
egalitarianism.
Social Darwinism.

4 What was the significance of the Venezuelan crisis of 1895 and America's "jingoistic" behavior?:
it provided Americans with control of the gold of the Orinoco basin.
it proved the cooperative partnership of the new Pan-American Union could work.
it showed that the U. S. should not try to build a canal across Venezuela.
it revived the Monroe Doctrine and strengthened U. S. power in Latin America.

5 The Spanish-American War resulted in which of the following?:
a guerilla war between Americans and Filipinos.
American colonization of Cuba.
Theodore Roosevelt's election as president in 1900.
the decline of the anti-imperialist movement.
independence of Puerto Rico.

6 The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine established which of the following?:
the right of European nations to forcefully collect debts in the Western Hemisphere.
the right of the United States to build and fortify an Atlantic-Pacific canal.
the independence of Panama from Columbia.
the right of the U. S. to act as an arbitrator in European conflicts with Western hemisphere nations.
the right of the U. S. to act as a police power in the Western Hemisphere nations.

7 At the Portsmouth Peace Conference ending the Russo-Japanese War, Teddy Roosevelt helped to establish?:
U. S. control over the potentially rich Manchurian peninsula.
that Portsmouth, New Hampshire, would be the headquarters of the World Court established to resolve international disputes.
a new balance of power between the Russians and the Japanese.
the end of British influence over the affairs of China.
the expulsion of all foreign nations from China.

8 McKinley officially urged the Senate to accept acquisition of the Philippines for all of the following reasons EXCEPT?:
we couldn't give them back to Spain.
someone else such as Germany may take the Philippines if we don't.
the Filipinos were unfit for self-government.
we were obligated to Christianize and civilize the Filipinos.
the Phlippines were a potential source for corporate business profits.

9 The policy of imperialism in the U. S. from 1890 to 1910 was largely the result of?:
demands for commercial expansion.
the theory of isolation.
a desire to build up a colonial empire.
a widespread desire to become a world power.
missionary zeal.

10 The anti-imperialists in the 1890s opposed U. S. acquisition of an empire for all of the following reasons EXCEPT?:
acquiring Pacific territories would bring "inferior" Asian races into the nation as potential citizens.
an empire would require a large standing army and entangling foreign alliances.
the vast majority of Americans opposed such empire-building.
imperialism was simply immoral, a repudiation of America's commitment to human freedom.