Introductory Worksheet to Chapter #28

Mr. Martin
US History
Page Number:
Chapter #9: An Emerging World Power
Directions: Answer the following questions to the best of your ability. I have listed the sections in which you
can find the answers. Good luck, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
 7.1 Identify causes of American imperialism (i.e., raw materials, nationalism, missionaries, militarism,
Monroe Doctrine).
Section I: The Roots of Imperialism pg. 251
1. Define imperialism, extractive economies, and Social Darwinism.
2. Complete graph from bottom of pg.252.
Causes of Imperialism
Economic Gain
Nationalism and Social
3. What was “Seward’s Folly?”
4. How did American planters react to Queen Liliuokalani’s actions when she gained power?
Section II: The Spanish American War pg. 256
Main Objectives:
 7.2 Identify consequences of American imperialism (i.e. Spanish American War, expanding trade,
extractive economies, Panama Canal, the idea of a superior Anglo-Saxon culture, yellow journalism,
military occupation).
1. Why did many Americans sympathize with the Cuban’s struggle for independence?
2. How did Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst affect American’s decision to enter the Spanish
American War?
3. What is the Yellow Press?
4. Define Jingoism?
5. How did the blowing up of the USS Maine affect the opinion in the US?
6. Why did Americans object to Spanish actions in Cuba?
7. What were the Rough Riders?
8. What were the terms of the Treaty of Paris?
9. Why did American leaders think it was important to keep the Philippines?
Section III: The US and East Asia pg. 263
10. Define: Spheres of influence, Boxer Rebellion, Open Door Policy, Russo-Japanese War,
Gentlemen’s Agreement, Great White Fleet.
11. What award did Teddy Roosevelt receive for his role in settling the Russo-Japanese War?