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Grade 8 American Imperialism
A greater measure of self-government was granted to Puerto Rico by an act of Congress in 1917. This law:
  1. made Puerto Rico a territory of the U.S.
  2. granted U.S. citizenship to the Puerto Rican people
  3. allowed Puerto Ricans to elect members of both houses of their legislature.
  4. all of the above
  5. only a and b
Grade 8 American Imperialism
The proposed canal:
  1. was to be open to all nations on equal terms.
  2. was to be open only to the U.S.
  3. was to be open only to South Americans.
Grade 8 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 8 American Imperialism
Soon after Colombia rejected the treaty, Panama rebelled. What did President Roosevelt do?
  1. He realized that building a canal was a bad idea and gave up.
  2. He sent U.S. warships to block Colombian troops from entering Panama.
  3. He tried to convince the Panamanians to settle down.
  4. He declared the start of World War 1.
Grade 8 American Imperialism
Grade 8 American Imperialism
The Filipino people discovered that "liberation" from Spain just meant that America was their new master instead of Spain. What happened in 1899?
  1. They tried to become a state so they could get full rights.
  2. They begged Spain to take them back.
  3. They revolted against American rule.
Grade 8 American Imperialism
Grade 8 American Imperialism
Which man was put in charge of a commission to establish a government in the Philippines?
  1. William McKinley
  2. William Howard Taft
  3. William Jones
  4. William Mulder
Grade 8 American Imperialism
Which of the following was not part of the Platt amendment to the Cuban constitution?
  1. Cuba must permit American naval stations units territory
  2. Cuba must pay the U.S. a biannual "protection" fee
  3. Cuba could not make treaties with other nations
  4. The U.S. could intervene in Cuba to protect independence, life, and property
Grade 8 American Imperialism
At that time, Panama was a province of which country?
  1. Brazil
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Colombia
  4. Mexico
Grade 8 American Imperialism
American rule brought prosperity to the Philippine Islands. Which of the following is NOT an example of this prosperity?
  1. better educational opportunities
  2. better health
  3. businesses boomed
  4. American citizenship
Grade 8 American Imperialism
Grade 8 American Imperialism
Why was the Philippines' independence delayed until 1946?
  1. There was an important Presidential election that needed attention.
  2. The U.S. wanted to make more money from the Philippines.
  3. World War 2 happened.
  4. No one really knows.
Grade 8 American Imperialism
How did the people of the newly acquired islands benefit from American rule?
  1. Greater degree of self-government than they had ever known
  2. Greater educational opportunities
  3. Better sanitation
  4. Improved trade
  5. all of the above
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