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The main Asian imperialist power around the turn of the twentieth century was:

Japan.

American investment, through dollar diplomacy, increased dramatically:

during the presidency of William Howard Taft.

Which statement would most likely have been said by a believer in Social Darwinism who was addressing the issue of imperialism?

"We must promote the superiority of our culture in an effort to ensure world stability."

Which of the following statements about Rudyard Kipling's 1899 poem "The White Man's Burden" is false?

It persuaded virtually all critics of imperialism to drop their opposition.

After Dewey's victory, Emilio Aguinaldo:

declared the Philippines an independent country.

Three months after rejecting Takao Ozawa's whiteness claim, the Supreme Court:

rejected Indian immigrant Bhagat Singh Thind's argument that anthropologists classified Asian Indians as Caucasian.

The overall effect of the Platt Amendment was to:

restrict Cuba's autonomy at home and abroad.

Alfred T. Mahan emphasized:

the importance of naval power in order to become a world power.

The Roosevelt Corollary was seen by Theodore Roosevelt as:

a logical extension of the Monroe Doctrine.

"Picture brides" were:

single Japanese women who came to the U.S. to meet their "husbands."

Western imperialists often rationalized actions by:

expressing the opinion that people of Anglo-Saxon descent were from a superior culture.

An appalling aspect of the Filipino War was:

America's usage of torture while questioning Filipino rebels.

The United States and European nations contested spheres of influence in:

China.

In foreign policy, U.S. officials showed little interest in:

Africa.

Before the Spanish-American War, the yellow press:

used sensationalism to stir up war fever.

The Open Door policy:

allowed America to create an informal economic empire.