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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 19-20

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POLITICS AND IMPERIALISM

Make a list of the Presidents from 1869 - 1909 and identify the important political issues during each of the administrations.
 
Deifine imperialism.  The rise of Big Business helped to establish a need for overseas markets.  What Pacific islands were aquired by the United States during the late 19th century? What was the reason that the US needed these islands?  Explain the story of how the US got involved in both Hawaii and Cuba.  Why did the US buy Alaska? Was there a need for the Panama Canal? Explain.  Finally, discuss the idea that the United States should/should not have colonies.

TERMS
 
Black Fleet
sphere of influence
William Seward
Boxer Rebellion
Open Door Policy
 

AP EXAM QUESTIONS
2003 FORM B, PART A
Question 1
Evaluate the effectiveness of Progressive Era reformers and the federal government in bringing about reform at the national level.  In your answer be sure to analyze the successes and limitations of thes efforts in the period 1900-1920.
(Use the documents at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/history_us/samp.html?ushist and your knowledge of the period 1900 to 1920 to answer the question.)
2003 FORM A, PART C
Question 4
Evaluate the impact of the Civil War on political and economic development in TWOof the following regions. Focus you answer on the period between 1865 and 1900.
The South
The North
The West
2006 FORM A, PART B
Question 3
Explain why and how the role of the federal government changed as a result of the Civil war with respect to TWO of the following during the period 1861 to 1877:
Race relations
Economic development
Westward expansion

READING TO CONSIDER
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
December 6, 1904

It is not true that the United States feels any land hunger or entertains any projects as regards the other nations of the Western Hemisphere save such as are for their welfare. All that this country desires is to see the neighboring countries stable, orderly, and prosperous. Any country whose people conduct themselves well can count upon our hearty friendship. If a nation shows that it knows how to act with reasonable efficiency and decency in social and political matters, if it keeps order and pays its obligations, it need fear no interference from the United States. Chronic wrongdoing, or an impotence which results in a general loosening of the ties of civilized society, may in America, as elsewhere, ultimately require intervention by some civilized nation, and in the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrongdoing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.

1.  Which Roosevelt stated these ideas?

2. What was the Monroe doctrine and what was it supposed to do?

3. Why is Roosevelt's ideas a change to the Monroe Doctrine?

4.  Identify Roosevelt's foreign polocy and explain how it fits this corollary.

 
 
 
 
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