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Spanish-American War Quiz study guide2015
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This quiz is 29 questions. Eight are multiple choice worth 2 points each, 5 are short answer worth 2 points each, six are the
Presidents and their diplomatic policy towards Latin America worth 1 point each, two are identifying islands worth 1 point
each, four are chronology worth 2 points each and four are listing worth 2 points each.
Most of these answers can be found on my website under study guides and vocabulary, Imperialism Study Guide
and Spanish-American War vocabulary.
Isolationism a foreign policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
Imperialism when a stronger nation conquers a weaker nation for economic and political control
Anarchy disorder and lawlessness
Expansionism a foreign policy of extending a nation’s boundaries; when a larger nation takes an area under its
5. Annexation to add
6. Internationalism when nations work together to make decisions for the good of all nations
7. Yellow journalism Writing that exaggerates sensational, dramatic, and gruesome events to attract readers (during
the late 1800s) It was often biased, and false-“Remember the Maine” became a battle cry to enter the war.
8. Big stick diplomacy President Teddy Roosevelt’s international policy when he said the U.S. should “Speak softly
and carry a big stick.” Which means if negotiations fail , if needed, we will use military intervention
9. Dollar diplomacy President Taft’s international policy of joining the business interests of the United States with
diplomatic interests abroad. Encouraged the U.S. to invest in other countries and this would bring positive
economic effects
10. Moral diplomacy President Woodrow Wilson’s international policy to teach South American countries to elect
good, moral men.
11. Rough Riders members of a volunteer cavalry regiment commanded by Teddy Roosevelt made up of: lawyers,
college students, cowhands, polo players, etc. a cavalry formed by Teddy Roosevelt that conquered San Juan Hill,
12. Protectorate (Cuba) a country that is technically independent, but under the control of another country. Iraq is
another example.
13. List the three countries that became U.S. possessions as a result of the Spanish-American War:
a. Puerto Rico
b. Guam
c. Philippines
14. What did Cuba become as a result of the Spanish-American War?
Cuba became independent from Spain. It’s an American protectorate and we have a base there (Guantanamo Bay
15. Be able to locate and label on a map: The Philippines and Cuba.
16. Reasons America entered the war:
-to protect American business interests in Cuba
-the U.S.S. Maine blew up and we blamed it in Spain
- Yellow Journalism
17. Results of the Spanish-American War:
-the U.S. emerged a world power
-Puerto Rico, Guam, and Philippines became U.S. territories
-Cuba was freed from Spain’s rule