Chapter 19 – The Quest for Empire, 1865-1914

 

Key Terms:

  • Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Hawai’i
  • Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Boxer Rebellion
  • Open Door policy
  • Platt Amendment
  • Panama Canal

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What drove U.S. expansion overseas in the late nineteenth century?

 

  1. What happened to Seward’s vision of an American empire?

 

  1. What typically imperialist actions did the United States take in its dealings with Hawai’i and Venezuela?

 

  1. What were the anti-imperialist arguments against U.S. annexation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War?

 

  1. Why was the Open Door policy such a key component of U.S. diplomacy?

 

  1. What solidified U.S.-British ties heading into World War I?

 

  1. What accounts for the increased importance of foreign policy concerns in American politics in the closing years of the nineteenth century?

 

  1. What key arguments were made by American anti-imperialists?

 

  1. How did late-nineteenth century imperialism transform the United States?

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Chapter 19 – The Quest for Empire, 1865-1914

 

Key Terms:

  • Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Hawai’i
  • Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Boxer Rebellion
  • Open Door policy
  • Platt Amendment
  • Panama Canal

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What drove U.S. expansion overseas in the late nineteenth century?

 

  1. What happened to Seward’s vision of an American empire?

 

  1. What typically imperialist actions did the United States take in its dealings with Hawai’i and Venezuela?

 

  1. What were the anti-imperialist arguments against U.S. annexation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War?

 

  1. Why was the Open Door policy such a key component of U.S. diplomacy?

 

  1. What solidified U.S.-British ties heading into World War I?

 

  1. What accounts for the increased importance of foreign policy concerns in American politics in the closing years of the nineteenth century?

 

  1. What key arguments were made by American anti-imperialists?

 

  1. How did late-nineteenth century imperialism transform the United States?

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