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Manifest Destiny

As a result of the economic development of the late 19th century, the United States became a leading industrial producer which contributed to the nation's rise to world power. Many people in the United States believed that they had a God-given right to expand across the seas as they had done across the continent. What is the name of this belief?

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The Spanish-American War

Yellow journalism is a style of journalism that makes irresponsible use of scandalous, shocking, or sensationalized stories to attract readers. The widespread use of this type of journalism played a huge role in the nation's response to which of the following?

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Cuba

The outbreak of the Spanish American War led to the annexation of territories by the United States. At the start of the war, the United States declared that it had no intention of annexing Cuba. However, the United States quickly annexed which Spanish Territory?

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The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans would be linked for easy travel.

The United States also played a significant role in the revolution in Panama. To get clearance to build the canal, America helped Panama fight a revolutionary war. Which of the following was President Roosevelt’s goal in building the Panama Canal?

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Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico

The Spanish American War was the shortest war in history. The Spanish in Cuba were quickly defeated and a treaty was negotiated by the executive branch and ratified by the Senate that granted the United States control of formerly Spanish territories including which three?

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American leaders believed world powers needed to control territory and natural resources.

In the late 1800s, why did the US react to European colonization by establishing its own colonies?

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They altered the traditional beliefs and behaviors of the native people.

How did Christian missionaries influence Hawaii’s culture?

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addition of overseas territories to gain raw materials and expand trade

Which description best identifies an outcome of U.S. participation in the Spanish-American War?

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