SAT Subject US History Practice Question 176: Answer and Explanation
67. Which of the following best supports the theory that the United States had imperialist ambitions as of the end of the nineteenth century?
A. The establishment of the Open Door Policy in 1899
B. The Russo-Japanese War of 1904
C. The annexation of Hawaii in 1898
D. The popularity of yellow journalism in 1890s
E. The start of Mexican Revolution in 1910
Correct Answer: C
The annexation of territory is the best direct indication of imperialist ambitions.