SAT US History Practice Test 18: Imperialism, 1880–1914

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1. The Platt Amendment and the Roosevelt Corollary are similar in that they both

A. pushed the Progressive agenda into new areas.
B. were welcomed by American anti-imperialists who believed in self-determination for all people.
C. led to war with European powers.
D. expanded the role of the United States in foreign nations.
E. were attacked by critics who argued that the president was assuming too much power.

2. The Spanish-American War is often considered a turning point in U.S. history because it

A. helped spark an industrial revolution.
B. ushered in a period of isolation from world affairs for the United States.
C. made the United States a significant imperialist power.
D. led to the formation of the League of Nations.
E. ended the period of laissez-faire and led to greater government involvement in economic matters.

3. The Open Door policy

A. divided China into spheres of influence.
B. allowed for U.S. intervention in Cuban affairs.
C. stated that the United States reserved the right to intervene in the affairs of Latin American nations.
D. called for free trade with Africa.
E. called for equal access to trade with China for all nations.

4. Alfred Mahan is best known in American history for his argument that

A. the Philippines should have been granted independence after the Spanish-American War.
B. non-Anglo-Saxon peoples are genetically inferior and, therefore, incapable of self-rule.
C. the United States should develop its naval power and establish overseas colonies if it hoped to be a world power.
D. Jim Crow laws served the interests of both African Americans and whites in that they maintained social order and harmony.
E. the power of the industrial giants needed to be reigned in if America were to maintain its democratic government.