Unit 4 Study Guide

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Unit 4 Study Guide—America and the World (1865-1915)
Essential questions for your notes…
1. Why did the United States attempt to establish itself as a world power in the late-1800s
and early-1900s?
2. What was “Seward’s Folly”?
3. Why was the United States interested in acquiring Hawaii?
4. How did the United States acquire Hawaii?
5. What were the causes of the Spanish-American War?
6. Describe the course of events in the Spanish-American War.
7. What were the results of the Treaty of Paris(1898)?
8. What did the Platt Amendment do?
9. How did U.S. foreign policy impact China?
10. What was the Roosevelt Corollary?
11. What was Dollar Diplomacy?
12. What was Missionary Diplomacy?
13. How did U.S. foreign policy (under Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson) impact
countries in Latin America and the Caribbean?
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Words to know:
1. foreign policy
2. imperialism
3. colonies
4. annexation
5. yellow journalism
6. sphere of influence
7. corollary
8. diplomacy
9. idealism
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Unit 4 Facts to Know
1. What type of foreign policy involves a stronger nation using its military and economic power to
control a weaker nation?
2. The Reverend Josiah Strong and Kipling’s “White Man’s Burden” emphasized which reasons to
support U.S. expansion and imperialism?
3. What was promoted by Alfred Mahan?
4. What was “Seward’s Folly”?
5. Which president supported the annexation of Hawaii in 1898?
6. What cause of the Spanish-American War is associated with newspaper publishers William
Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer?
7. What event was a cause of the Spanish-American War (1898)?
8. What was the result of the Treaty of Paris (1898)?
9. What status did the United States achieve in the world as a result of the Spanish-American War?
10. What was the result of the Teller Amendment?
11. What was the result of the Platt Amendment?
12. Which U.S. foreign policy aimed to protect American business interests in China?
13. Which event was the result of Chinese opposition to foreign influence?
14. Which foreign policy established the U.S. as an international police power in Latin America?
15. What was President Theodore Roosevelt’s style of foreign policy called?
16. What achievement was a result of President Theodore Roosevelt’s military support for
Panama’s independence from Columbia?
17. What was President William Howard Taft’s policy of protecting American business interests in
Latin America and China called?
18. What was President Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy to support democracy in Latin America?
19. What event resulted in Woodrow Wilson’s decision to send U.S. troops into Mexico?