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American Imperialism Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 American Imperialism
Why was the battleship "Maine" sent to Havana, Cuba in 1898?
  1. To get rid of the Spanish government there.
  2. To spend some time on the beaches.
  3. To protect the Americans who were living there.
  4. To cause a war.
Grade 9 American Imperialism
Reasons for imperialism include:
  1. gaining military bases in other areas.
  2. having access to the natural resources of another country.
  3. helping people in other lands through education, food, and health care.
  4. all of the above
Grade 9 American Imperialism
Which of these have been U.S. Territories?
  1. U.S. Virgin Islands
  2. American Samoa
  3. Guam
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 American Imperialism
One of President Theodore Roosevelt's goals was the build the Panama Canal. What was the Panama Canal?
  1. A man-made river through Mexico.
  2. A bridge through Central America.
  3. A canal across the narrowest part of the country of Panama.
  4. A series of boardwalks across the Isthmus of Panama.
Grade 8 American Imperialism
Grade 4 American Imperialism
Mark 2 reasons why the building of the Panama Canal was a dangerous job.
  1. Workers had to travel through steep mountain passes and dense jungles.
  2. The river was very, very deep and hard to cross.
  3. Workers got tropical diseases like malaria and yellow fever.
  4. Native people killed many of the workers.
Grade 4 American Imperialism
Who fought in the Spanish-American War?
  1. Spain fought against Canada
  2. The United States fought against Spain to help other countries gain their independence.
  3. Mexico fought against the United States.
  4. The United States fought against Guam.
Grade 9 American Imperialism
Grade 8 American Imperialism
What nation or territory did the "Open door" notes refer?
  1. The Philippines
  2. Japan
  3. China
  4. Indonesia
Grade 9 American Imperialism
Which war saw the very first U.S. Navy Attack?
  1. World War II
  2. The War of 1812
  3. The Civil War
  4. The Spanish-American War
Grade 11 American Imperialism
Grade 11 American Imperialism
Grade 9 American Imperialism
"Speak softly and carry a big stick" was the foreign policy motto of
  1. William McKinley
  2. Teddy Roosevelt
  3. William Howard Taft
  4. Woodrow Wilson
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