sphere of influence
Open Door Policy
AP EXAM QUESTIONS
2003 FORM B, PART A
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
2003 FORM A, PART C
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.
2006 FORM A, PART B
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:
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
READING TO CONSIDER
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.
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,..." Declaration of Independence, 1776