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3.  Review the early history of our interest in the Caribbean.

4.  Amid what circumstances was the Monroe Doctrine applied in Cleveland’s administration?

5.  Give the causes that led to the war with Spain.

6.  Tell the leading events in that war.

7.  What was the outcome as far as Cuba was concerned?  The outcome for the United States?

8.  Discuss the attitude of the Filipinos toward American sovereignty in the islands.

9.  Describe McKinley’s colonial policy.

10.  How was the Spanish War viewed in England?  On the Continent?

11.  Was there a unified American opinion on American expansion?

12.  Was this expansion a departure from our traditions?

13.  What events led to foreign intervention in China?

14.  Explain the policy of the “open door.”

=Research Topics=

=Hawaii and Venezuela.=—­Dewey, National Problems (American Nation Series), pp. 279-313; Macdonald, Documentary Source Book, pp. 600-602; Hart, American History Told by Contemporaries, Vol.  IV, pp. 612-616.

=Intervention in Cuba.=—­Latane, America as a World Power (American Nation Series), pp. 3-28; Macdonald, Documentary Source Book, pp. 597-598; Roosevelt, Autobiography, pp. 223-277; Haworth, The United States in Our Own Time, pp. 232-256; Hart, Contemporaries, Vol.  IV, pp. 573-578.

=The War with Spain.=—­Elson, History of the United States, pp. 889-896.

=Terms of Peace with Spain.=—­Latane, pp. 63-81; Macdonald, pp. 602-608; Hart, Contemporaries, Vol.  IV, pp. 588-590.

=The Philippine Insurrection.=—­Latane, pp. 82-99.

=Imperialism as a Campaign Issue.=—­Latane, pp. 120-132; Haworth, pp. 257-277; Hart, Contemporaries, Vol.  IV, pp. 604-611.

=Biographical Studies.=—­William McKinley, M.A.  Hanna, John Hay; Admirals, George Dewey, W.T.  Sampson, and W.S.  Schley; and Generals, W.R.  Shafter, Joseph Wheeler, and H.W.  Lawton.

=General Analysis of American Expansion.=—­Syllabus in History (New York State, 1920), pp. 142-147.

PART VII.  PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY AND THE WORLD WAR

CHAPTER XXI

THE EVOLUTION OF REPUBLICAN POLICIES (1901-13)

=The Personality and Early Career of Roosevelt.=—­On September 14, 1901, when Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office, the presidency passed to a new generation and a leader of a new type recalling, if comparisons must be made, Andrew Jackson rather than any Republican predecessor.  Roosevelt was brusque, hearty, restless, and fond of action—­“a young fellow of infinite dash and originality,” as John Hay remarked of him; combining the spirit of his old college, Harvard, with the breezy freedom of the plains; interested

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