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US History: Imperialism, 1880–1914 Assignment

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SAT US History Practice Paper 18 Imperialism, 1880–1914

  1. The Platt Amendment and the Roosevelt Corollary are similar in that they both
  1. pushed the Progressive agenda into new
  2. were welcomed by American anti-imperialists who believed in self-determination for all
  3. led to war with European
  4. expanded the role of the United States in foreign
  5. was attacked by critics who argued that the president was assuming too much
  1. The Spanish-American War is often considered a turning point in S. history because it
  1. helped spark an industrial
  2. ushered in a period of isolation from world affairs for the United
  3. made the United States a significant imperialist
  4. led to the formation of the League of
  5. ended the period of laissez-faire and led to greater government involvement in economic
  1. The Open Door policy
  1. divided China into spheres of
  2. allowed for S. intervention in Cuban affairs.
  3. stated that the United States reserved the right to intervene in the affairs of Latin American
  4. called for free trade with
  5. called for equal access to trade with China for all
  1. Alfred Mahan is best known in American history for his argument that
  1. the Philippines should have been granted independence after the Spanish-American
  2. non-Anglo-Saxon peoples are genetically inferior and, therefore, incapable of self-rule.
  3. the United States should develop its naval power and establish overseas colonies if it hoped to be a world
  4. Jim Crow laws served the interests of both African Americans and whites in that they maintained social order and
  5. the power of the industrial giants needed to be reigned in if America were to maintain its democratic

Tradition and Change in the 1920s

  1. The National Origins Act of 1924
  1. favored immigration from all parts of Europe because America needed European
  2. greatly reduced the number of immigrants from Eastern and Southern
  3. favored immigration from Asia and Africa because the immigrants were likely to work for low
  4. had little impact on the flow of immigrants into the United
  5. led to an immigration movement of S. residents back to Europe.
  1. This African American leader thought the way for African Americans to improve their position in American society was to gain vocational training to obtain jobs in agriculture, craftwork, and
  1. Booker Washington
  2. E. B. DuBois
  3. Marcus Garvey
  4. Malcolm X
  5. Martin Luther King
  1. Margaret Sanger is best known for
  1. being the first female cabinet member in a presidential
  2. devoting her adult life to pushing for women to have the right to
  3. advocating
  4. singing jazz
  5. opening the first birth control clinic in the United
  1. Which of the following was not a cause of the Great Migration?
  1. The need for workers in munitions plants during World War I
  2. Lynchings in Southern towns
  3. Jim Crow laws
  4. The Great Depression
  5. The failure of cotton crops in the 1910s

The United States and World War I, 1914–1920


  1. All of the following led to World War I EXCEPT
  1. the rise of
  2. the formation of
  4. the desire for self-determination among
  5. extreme
  1. The immediate cause of the United States's entrance into World War I was the
  1. assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of
  2. announcement by Germany of the use of unrestricted submarine
  3. sinking of the
  4. Zimmermann
  5. attack on Pearl Harbor,
  1. Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, written in 1918, aimed to
  1. guarantee that all people live under a
  2. spread S. influence in the world.
  3. shift S. policy from isolation to involvement.
  4. establish a peacekeeping force in
  5. prevent future wars by rectifying the causes of World War
  1. Henry Cabot Lodge objected to the League of Nations on the grounds that it
  1. violated the
  2. might lead the United States into future
  3. was too idealistic to be
  4. was to be located outside of the United
  5. violated the principles of self-determination.

The Progressive Era, 1900–1920


  1. The devastation caused by a hurricane and flood in Galveston, Texas, in 1900 led to calls for
  1. (A) the replacement of political machines with more efficient and professional forms of municipal
  2. federal projects to divert rivers and build
  3. people to abandon seaside cities and move to higher
  4. a federal income
  5. a religious reawakening to allay fears of divine
  1. The Progressive movement could most accurately be described as a
  1. working-class response to low wages and long
  2. conservative reaction to
  3. middle-class response to urbanization and
  4. rural response to falling farm prices and powerful
  5. Southern response to the power of Northern
  1. Theodore Roosevelt used his position as president to
  1. push for measures to protect the
  2. advance a socialist
  3. reform the banking
  4. convince Americans to join World War
  5. argue for a strict interpretation of the
  1. The passage of the Federal Reserve Act was important because it
  1. made up for revenue lost by the Underwood
  2. centralized financial power in one city—New
  3. allowed the president to set interest
  4. created a mechanism to regulate the money
  5. nationalized banks in the United
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