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  • Question 1
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    Read the following sentences from the article.

    1Soon, the landholding system changed, and native islanders were no longer allowed teach the Hawaiian language and perform the native hula dance.

    2The opposition threatened violence to force Kalakua to accept a new constitution that stripped the monarchy of executive powers and replaced the Cabinet with members of the businessmen's party.

    3They hoped that the U.S. government would realize that the majority of native Hawaiian citizens opposed annexation. Then, maybe the move to annex Hawaii would be stopped.

    4.Supported by John Stevens, the U.S. minister to Hawaii, and backed by Marines, the Committee on Annexation overthrew Queen Lili'uokalani on January 17, 1893, and established a new government.

    Which two sentences provide the BEST evidence that leaders from the United States took power from native Hawaiians without their consent?

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    1&2

    1&3

    2&3

    2&4

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    According to the article, white businessmen used their power to protect their own interests in Hawaii.

    Which selection from the article BEST supports this idea(The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii)?

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    King Kalakaua signed a treaty with the United States making it possible for sugar to be sold to the U.S. market tax-free. Still, the white businessmen were still distrustful of him.

    They felt the United States annexing Hawaii would be helpful for Hawaiians, as the U.S. imported many Hawaiian agricultural products.

    A scandal involving Kalakaua erupted in the very year he was crowned, and it united his opponents, a party of businessmen under the leadership of Lorrin Thurston.

    Dole was related to the founders of Dole Food Company, which had pineapple plantations on Hawaii. Dole successfully argued that the United States had no right to interfere in the internal affairs of Hawaii.

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    Which of the people featured in the article would be MOST likely to agree with the idea that a treaty to annex Hawaii was necessary for U.S. interests(The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii)

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    President Grover Cleveland

    President William McKinley

    Senator George Hoar

    Queen Lili'uokalani

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    Which answer choice BEST describes the reaction of Congress to the 1897 "Petition Against Annexation" of Hawaii?

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    Committees were formed within Congress to help the Hui Hawaii Aloha Aina get signatures for its petition. Enough Hawaiians signed the petition to help Congress stop President McKinley from annexing Hawaii to the United States.

    Committees were formed within Congress to discuss the benefits of annexing Hawaii to the United States. The findings of these committees were rejected by President McKinley, who signed annexation into law without approval of Congress.

    Senators in Congress were strongly convinced by the petition and its representatives that annexation was wrong. Therefore, they continued to fight against annexation when pro-annexation forces began pushing to make Hawaii the 50th U.S. state.

    Senators in Congress were temporarily convinced by the petition and its representatives to vote against annexation. However, the Spanish-American War allowed pro-annexation forces in Congress to annex Hawaii through a special vote.

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    A central idea from the Treaty of Paris is that it gave Cuba freedom from Spanish rule. Which two details BEST support this idea?

    1Spain agrees to give up all claim of sovereignty over and title to the island of Cuba.

    2It will also attempt to obtain the release of all those Spanish prisoners that are now in the hands of the rebels in Cuba and the Philippines.

    3The United States' obligations to Cuba are limited to the period during which Cuba is under its control.

    4Spain will give up its control of all buildings, wharves, barracks, forts, highways, and other structures in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the rest of the West Indies, Guam, and the Philippines.

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    1 and 2

    1 and 3

    1 and 4

    3 and 4

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    Which option provides an accurate and objective summary of the Treaty of Paris?

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    The Treaty of Paris released Cuba and several other territories from Spanish control. It gave or sold islands including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines to the United States. The treaty also included the release of prisoners of war and cleared the way for Cuba to form a government.

    The Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish-American War by giving control over Cuba to the United States. As a result of the treaty, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines were allowed to create their own governments after 10 years. They also demanded freedom of religion.

    The Treaty of Paris set out the United States' responsibility to Cuba after Spain left the island. Obligations to Cuba included establishing trade and putting an end to rebel uprisings, but the treaty was unfair to all other territories involved in its terms.

    The Treaty of Paris made it legal for Spanish ships and merchandise to be admitted to ports in the West Indies and Guam. It also required the United States to take responsibility for establishing new governments in Puerto Rico and Cuba. It was a clear and just agreement.

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    How does the treaty develop the idea that it was based on compromises between Spain and the United States?

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    by highlighting the religious freedom given in both countries

    by outlining the exchange of prisoners of war by both sides

    by comparing the trade restrictions in place in both countries

    by indicating the price paid to the Philippines by both sides

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    Which statement does BEST represent Spain's approach to handing over the Philippines in the treaty?

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    Spain agreed to allow freedom of religion to all inhabitants of the Philippines in exchange for the return of arms to its soldiers.

    Spain agreed to leave immediately in exchange for the release of Spanish prisoners captured by rebels in Cuba and the Philippines.

    Spain agreed to withdraw completely in return for a cash payment from the United States and access to ports in the Philippines.

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    What does the image show about people’s opinion of President Roosevelt’s policies?

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    They thought that Roosevelt was taking too much power for himself and trying to force his will on others.

    They believed that Roosevelt was protecting American foreign interests.

    They thought that Roosevelt was helping to control the new territories.

    They believed that Roosevelt wanted to spread imperialist ideas instead of take care of Americans.

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    Use the image and information from the article to select the TRUE statement.

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    After President McKinley died, Americans backed Roosevelt’s imperialist policies.

    Guam, the Philippines and Puerto Rico did not wish to become U.S. territories.

    Americans were divided on whether Roosevelt should try to spread U.S. influence.

    Roosevelt’s desire to expand the American empire confused some of his advisers.

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    Read the first paragraph of the article.

    After the Spanish-American War ended in 1898, the United States acquired the territories of Guam, the Philippines and Puerto Rico from Spain. At this point in American history, imperialism, or the growth of an American empire, became a controversial and divisive issue in politics. The 1900 presidential election was won by President William McKinley, with Theodore Roosevelt serving as his vice president. However, Roosevelt became president after McKinley was assassinated in 1901. As president, he sought to expand U.S. foreign influence in such areas as the Caribbean and South America.

    Which of the following is an accurate explanation of what this paragraph means?

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    Upon acquiring the territories after the Spanish-American War, Americans were uncertain about what to do. Theodore Roosevelt became president and was a strong advocate for imperialism.

    Americans were already divided on the issue of imperialism when Theodore Roosevelt became president. He then decided to expand U.S. influence to foreign areas including the Caribbean.

    Americans were eager to expand the American empire after the Spanish-American War, but President McKinley opposed it. When Theodore Roosevelt became president, everyone was behind his efforts to spread America’s influence abroad.

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    Read the following paragraph from the article.

    This political cartoon was published on January 31, 1902, in a magazine called The Public. The cartoon shows Uncle Sam being hurt by Roosevelt and his administration. Members of Roosevelt's circle are drawn and labeled as "imps," or little devils. Roosevelt himself is shown next to the barrel. The barrel sits on a table marked with "Roosevelt Platform."

    Which question is answered in this paragraph?

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    What are political cartoons?

    What are the details in the cartoon?

    Why is Roosevelt next to a barrel?

    Why was the cartoon published?

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