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Practice questions 27-29

Review Questions 27-29 test

1. Pres. McKinley asked Congress to declare war upon Spain because the
A. US had wanted to acquire Cuba for decades, and this would enable that to happen.
B. Spanish government had angered him by insulting him.
C. American people, fanned by the claims of yellow journalists, demanded it.
D. Teller Amendment had been passed.
E. business community favored the conflict.

2. The United States gained rights to Guantanamo Bay as a result of the
A. Platt Amendment.
B. Foraker Act.
C. Teller Amendment.
D. Treaty of Paris of 1898.
E. Monroe Doctrine.

3. President Grover Cleveland rejected the effort to annex Hawai’i because
A. he wanted to protect the interests of Louisiana sugar growers.
B. the US did not have the naval power to protect the islands against Japanese or German threats.
C. he believed that the native Hawai’ians had been wronged and that a majority opposed annexation by the US.
D. passage of the McKinley Tariff made Hawai’ian sugar impossible.
E. the US would then have to establish military bases in Hawai’i.

4. A major factor in the shift of US foreign policy toward imperialism in the late 19th century was
A. the need for overseas markets for increased industrial and agricultural products.
B. the need for additional population.
C. the construction of an American-built isthmian canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
D. the desire for more farmland.
E. all of the above.

5. Anti-imperialists presented all of the following arguments against acquiring the Philippines EXCEPT:
A. the islands were still rightfully Spain’s since they were taken after the armistice was signed.
B. it would violate the “consent of the governed” philosophy of the Declaration of Independence.
C. the Filipinos wanted freedom, not colonial rule.
D. annexation would propel the United States into the political and military chaos of the Far East.
E. the United States might become contaminated by contact with despotic countries such as the Philippines.

6. Hawai’i’s Queen Liliuokalani was removed from power because
A. she insisted that native Hawai’ians should control Hawai’i.
B. she reneged on treaty obligations.
C. Hawai’ian agriculture had failed under her leadership.
D. she did not allow Christian missionaries in her country.
E. President Cleveland believed that US national honor required control of the Hawai’ian government.

7. The insular cases of 1901 were Supreme Court decisions that held that
A. the United States could hold prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
B. the US Constitution did not apply in all territories under the American flag.
C. the US had a right to send troops into foreign countries to protect US citizens there.
D. the Roosevelt Corollary was constitutional.
E. Puerto Ricans were automatically US citizens.

8. The acquisition of the Philippines resulted in the United States
A. gaining valuable spice sources.
B. being hailed as saviors by the Filipino people.
C. gaining a weaker defensive position in the Far East.
D. openly challenging the British in imperialist competition.
E. gaining a new war to fight against nationalist Filipinos.

9. China’s Boxer Rebellion was an attempt to
A. destroy the Open Door policy.
B. restore traditional Chinese religion.
C. throw out or kill all “foreign devils.”
D. overthrow the corrupt Chinese government.
E. establish American power in the Far East.

10. The US gained a perpetual lease on the Panama Canal Zone in the
A. Teller Amendment.
B. Gentlemen’s Agreement.
C. Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.
D. Hay-Pauncefote Treaty.
E. Hay- Bunau- Varilla Treaty.

11. Female progressives justified their reformist political activities on the basis of
A. the harsh treatment of women by their employers.
B. their actions being essentially an extension of women’s traditional roles as wives and mothers.
C. women’s inherent rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
D. the need to assert female power against male oppression.
E. America’s need to catch up with more progressive European nations.

12. President Taft’s foreign policy was called
A. the Good Neighbor Policy
B. Boxer Diplomacy.
C. dollar diplomacy..
D. big-stick diplomacy.
E. the Open Door Policy.

13. President Taft’s image as a progressive was damaged when he
A. signed the Payne-Aldrich Tariff.
B. attacked fewer trusts than Teddy Roosevelt.
C. intervened militarily in Central America.
D. got stuck in the bathtub.
E. adopted a confrontational attitude with other Republicans.

14. In the United States, prohibition
A. began with passage of the 18th Amendment.
B. was already in place in most urban areas before being added to the Constitution.
C. was considered to be a proper issue for men only to discuss, since women were less likely to be drinkers.
D. was considered to be the same thing as temperance.
E. laws were first passed in the state of Maine in 1851.

15. The first Jewish person to sit on the Supreme Court was
A. Felix Frankfurter.
B. Arsene Pujo.
C. Herbert Croly.
D. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
E. Louis Brandeis.

16. Which publication highlighted the plight of tenement dwellers?
A. The Titan.
B. The Jungle.
C. Wealth Against Commonwealth.
D. How the Other Half Lives.
E. Sister Carrie

17. Among the major political issues on which Congress passed legislation during the years 1877-1892 were all of the following EXCEPT
A. civil service reform
B. civil rights
C. control of the trusts
D. the coinage of silver
E. tariffs