Empire and Expansion, 1890–1909

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Chapter 27 Empire and Expansion, 1890–1909

Question All of the following were true of the Big Sister Policy EXCEPT a) Secretary of State James G. Blaine attempted to rally Latin American nations behind American leadership and open their markets to U.S. traders. b) the policy bore fruit in 1889, when Blaine presided over the First International conference of American States.

c) it was a less violent fore-runner of Theodore Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” diplomacy, which focused on removing Queen Liliuokalani from the Hawaiian throne. d) it was the modest beginnings of an increasingly important series of inter-American assemblages.

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Answer All of the following were true of the Big Sister Policy EXCEPT a) Secretary of State James G. Blaine attempted to rally Latin American nations behind American leadership and open their markets to U.S. traders. b) the policy bore fruit in 1889, when Blaine presided over the First International conference of American States.

c) it was a less violent fore-runner of Theodore Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” diplomacy, which focused on removing Queen Liliuokalani from the Hawaiian throne. (correct) d) it was the modest beginnings of an increasingly important series of inter-American assemblages.

Hint: See pages 670–671.

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Question All of the following were true of the Great Rapprochement EXCEPT a) it came in the wake of the Venezuela crisis of 1895. b) the chastened British, their eyes fully opened to the European peril, were now determined to cultivate Yankee friendship. c) the British inaugurated an era of “twisting the lion’s tail,” which replaced a century or so of America’s “patting the eagle’s head.” d) the new Anglo-American cordiality became a cornerstone of both nations’ foreign policies as the twentieth century opened.

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Answer All of the following were true of the Great Rapprochement EXCEPT a) it came in the wake of the Venezuela crisis of 1895. b) the chastened British, their eyes fully opened to the European peril, were now determined to cultivate Yankee friendship. c) the British inaugurated an era of “twisting the lion’s tail,” which replaced a century or so of America’s “patting the eagle’s head.” (correct) d) the new Anglo-American cordiality became a cornerstone of both nations’ foreign policies as the twentieth century opened. Hint: See pages 671–672.

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Question Insurrectos were a) Venezuelans, arming against possible British incursion in 1895. b) Cubans, rising against their Spanish oppressors in 1895. c) Puerto Ricans, fighting for autonomy from Spain in 1898. d) Filipinos, preparing for battle against U.S. invaders in 1898. Copyright © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

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Answer Insurrectos were a) Venezuelans, arming against possible British incursion in 1895. b) Cubans, rising against their Spanish oppressors in 1895. (correct) c) Puerto Ricans, fighting for autonomy from Spain in 1898. d) Filipinos, preparing for battle against U.S. invaders in 1898. Hint: See page 673. Copyright © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

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Question All of the following were true of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine EXCEPT a) it was a brazen policy of “preventive intervention.” b) in the event of future financial malfeasance by Latin American nations, the U.S. would intervene, take over the customshouses, pay off the debts, and keep troublesome Europeans on the far side of the Atlantic.

c) it meant that no outsiders could push around the Latin nations, even Uncle Sam, Policeman of the Caribbean. d) this new brandishing of the big stick in the Caribbean became effective in 1905, when the U.S. took over the management of tariff collections in the Dominican Republic.

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Answer All of the following were true of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine EXCEPT a) it was a brazen policy of “preventive intervention.” b) in the event of future financial malfeasance by Latin American nations, the U.S. would intervene, take over the customshouses, pay off the debts, and keep troublesome Europeans on the far side of the Atlantic.

c) it meant that no outsiders could push around the Latin nations, even Uncle Sam, Policeman of the Caribbean. (correct) d) this new brandishing of the big stick in the Caribbean became effective in 1905, when the U.S. took over the management of tariff collections in the Dominican Republic. Hint: See page 693. Copyright © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

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Question The Teller Amendment applied to a) the Federal Reserve system. b) interstate commerce in banking. c) the Spanish-American War appropriations bill. d) the Cuban constitution.

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Answer The Teller Amendment applied to a) the Federal Reserve system. b) interstate commerce in banking. c) the Spanish-American War appropriations bill. (correct) d) the Cuban constitution. Hint: See pages 675–676.

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Question All of the following were true of the Anti-Imperialist League EXCEPT it a) was a diverse group formed in order to protest American colonial oversight in the Philippines. b) included university presidents, industrialists, clergymen, and labor leaders. c) was Strongest in the Northeast, and was the largest lobbying organization on a U.S. foreign-policy issue until the end of the nineteenth century. d) gained in strength after hostilities broke out between Filipino nationalists and American forces. Copyright © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

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Answer All of the following were true of the Anti-Imperialist League EXCEPT it a) was a diverse group formed in order to protest American colonial oversight in the Philippines. b) included university presidents, industrialists, clergymen, and labor leaders. c) was Strongest in the Northeast, and was the largest lobbying organization on a U.S. foreign-policy issue until the end of the nineteenth century. d) gained in strength after hostilities broke out between Filipino nationalists and American forces. (correct) Hint: See page 682. Copyright © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

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Question The Insular Cases addressed all of the following questions EXCEPT a) did the Constitution follow the flag? b) did American laws, including tariff laws and the Bill of Rights, apply with full force to the newly acquired possessions? c) are we Puerto Rican petitioners citizens or are we subjects? d) are U.S. military personnel “insulated” from war crime prosecution?

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Answer The Insular Cases addressed all of the following questions EXCEPT a) did the Constitution follow the flag? b) did American laws, including tariff laws and the Bill of Rights, apply with full force to the newly acquired possessions? c) are we Puerto Rican petitioners citizens or are we subjects? d) are U.S. military personnel “insulated” from war crime prosecution? (correct) Hint: See page 683. Copyright © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

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Question The Platt Amendment applied to a) the Federal Reserve system. b) interstate commerce in banking. c) the Spanish-American War appropriations bill. d) the Cuban constitution.

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Answer The Platt Amendment applied to a) the Federal Reserve system. b) interstate commerce in banking. c) the Spanish-American War appropriations bill. d) the Cuban constitution. (correct) Hint: See page 683.

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Question The Open Door Note was issued by a) James G. Blaine. b) John Paunceforth Hay. c) Elihu Root.

d) Theodore Roosevelt.

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Answer The Open Door Note was issued by a) James G. Blaine. b) John Paunceforth Hay. (correct) c) Elihu Root.

d) Theodore Roosevelt. Hint: See page 688.

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Question All of the following were true of the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty EXCEPT it a) was signed between the United States and Great Britain, giving Americans a free hand a free hand to build a canal in Central America. b) urged the great powers to respect Chinese rights and free and open competition within their spheres of influence.

c) nullified the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty of 1850, which prohibited the British or the United States from acquiring territory in Central America. d) conceded the right to fortify a Canal as well.

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Answer All of the following were true of the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty EXCEPT it a) was signed between the United States and Great Britain, giving Americans a free hand a free hand to build a canal in Central America. b) urged the great powers to respect Chinese rights and free and open competition within their spheres of influence. (correct)

c) nullified the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty of 1850, which prohibited the British or the United States from acquiring territory in Central America. d) conceded the right to fortify a Canal as well. Hint: See pages 690–691.

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