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Goal 6: The Emergence of the United States in World Affairs

This activity contains facts and concepts related to the United States' emergence as a world power.

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Which individual emphasized the need to create a strong, modern navy?Alfred Mahan
Which literary work is an example of support for Social Darwinism?White Man's Burden
Who is associated with promoting the superiority of "Anglo-Saxon" culture to justify imperialism?Josiah Strong
Which social theory was used to support imperialism in the late 1800s?Social Darwinism
What foreign policy did world powers like the United States use to influence weaker nations during the late-1800s?imperialism
What goals were reasons for American expansion as a world power in the late 1800s?naval bases, new markets, superiority of Anglo-Saxon culture
Which territorial acquisition was referred to as "Seward's Folly"?Alaska
What president supported the annexation of Hawaii?William McKinley
What cause of the Spanish-American war were newspaper editors Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst associated with?yellow journalism
Which event led to the Spanish-American War?explosion of the U.S.S. Maine
Which territory did the U.S. acquire as a result of Commodore George Dewey's naval victory in the Spanish-American War?Phillippines
Which individual gained fame for leading the "Rough Riders" to victory in Cuba during the Spanish-American War?Theodore Roosevelt
Which legislation resulted in Cuban independence after the Spanish-American War?Teller amendment
Which legislation gave the U.S. the right to intervene in Cuban affairs after the Spanish-American War?Platt amendment
What was President Theodore Roosevelt's aggressive use of power in Latin America called?"Big stick" diplomacy
What is the best example of Theodore Roosevelt's "Big stick" diplomacy?the Panama canal
What was the goal of Secretary of State John Hay's "Open Door" policy?equal and open trade in China
Which event is an example of Chinese opposition to foreign influence?Boxer Rebellion
What role did the U.S. take in Latin America as a result of the Roosevelt Corollary?international police power
Which policy was used by President William Howard Taft to support U.S. business interests in Latin America?dollar diplomacy
Which policy was used by President Woodrow Wilson to support democracy in Latin America?missionary diplomacy
What event resulted in President Woodrow Wilson decision to send U.S. troops into Mexico?Pancho Villa raids
What territories did the U.S. acquire as a result of the Spanish-American War?Phillippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico
The Treaty of Paris (1898) resulted in the U.S. acquisition of which territories from Spain?Phillippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico
A territory or nation over which the US would exercise control is a.....Sphere of Influence
The annexation of Hawaii occurred when who was president?William McKinely
Who was the leader of Hawaii when it was annexed in 1898?Queen Liliuokalani



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