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Name: ___________________ American History 8

Date: _____________ Mrs. DeVito/Mrs. Bevan

Chapter 22: America as a World Power Homework Questions Directions: Please answer all of the Chapter 22 HW Questions in complete sentences and submit on the due dates below. *****OR****** Choose one of the mini-projects listed below in place of the HW Questions and submit by ____________. Section 1: The United States Gains Overseas Territories, p. 692-696, Homework DUE: ________________ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Define imperialism. Explain why the U.S. shifted from being isolationist to imperialist in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Explain how the U. S. gained control of Hawaii. What did the U.S. do to convince Japan to open up trade? Why did the U.S. support the Open Door Policy with China?

Section 2: The Spanish-American War, p. 697-702, Homework DUE: ___________________ 6. Explain why Pulitzer and Hearst used yellow journalism. 7. Why did the United States declare war on Spain? 8. What territories did the United States gain as a result of the Spanish-American War? Section 3: The United States and Latin America, p. 704-711, Homework DUE: ___________________ 9. Explain why President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to build a canal in Panama. 10. What were some of the difficulties that workers faced in building the canal? 11. What did the Monroe Doctrine saw? 12. Why did Theodore Roosevelt issue the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine? 13. Why did the U.S. get involved in the Mexican Revolution? 14. Use the chart on p. 709 to answer: How did American foreign policy change from President Washington to President Wilson? HW Alternatives: Choose one of the mini-projects below and submit by _________________ 1) Should the U.S. get involved in the conflict in Syria? Research what has happened in recent months in Syria, make a list of pros and cons for U.S. involvement, and write your opinion about it. 2) How does the U.S. interact with other nations today? Find 3 current events stories about the U.S. getting involved in other countries’ affairs and answer a few questions about each. 3) Propose your own alternative homework assignment. If you have an idea for a homework assignment that relates to U.S. involvement in other countries, discuss your idea with Mrs. Bevan by January 9 to get it approved.

Name: ___________________ American History 8

Date: _____________ Mrs. DeVito/Mrs. Bevan Alternative Homework #1: U.S. in Syria?

Background: In 2011 an uprising in Syria led to the start of a civil war there. Fighting is still going on in Syria, and many are concerned that unrest in the Middle East could be dangerous for America and its allies.

Directions: Begin by searching for information about the civil war in Syria. 1) Write a paragraph explaining what has happened in Syria in the past year. 2) Make a chart listing the Pros and Cons of the United States getting involved in this civil war. 3) Write a paragraph explaining whether or not you think the U.S. should get involved in Syria.

Grading Rubric Outstanding! (100) First paragraph includes the 5W’s about this conflict and shows a strong understanding of the problem. Pro/Cons chart lists at least THREE pros and THREE cons and demonstrates logical thought about this issue. Paragraph includes an opinion and at least THREE pieces of evidence to back up that opinion. Above Average (85) First paragraph includes the 5W’s about this conflict and shows some understanding of the problem. Pro/Cons chart lists less than THREE pros and THREE cons and demonstrates some thought about this issue. Paragraph includes an opinion but does not provide at least THREE pieces of evidence to back up that opinion. Average (70) Unacceptable/Incomplete

First paragraph includes Assignment was incomplete. the 5W’s about this conflict and shows a limited understanding of the problem. Pro/Cons chart does not list at least THREE pros and THREE cons but demonstrates little thought about this issue. Paragraph does not include an opinion or does not sufficiently back it up. Lists less than THREE pros and/or THREE cons.

Name: ___________________ American History 8

Date: _____________ Mrs. DeVito/Mrs. Bevan

Alternative Homework #2: How does the U.S. interact with other nations today? Background: As the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world, many other countries look to the U.S. for help. There are many different ways that the U.S. is involved in the affairs of other nations. Directions: Search for THREE news articles from the past year that relate to U.S. foreign policy. (For example: U.S. involvement in wars in other countries, helping countries with elections or peace settlements, providing financial aid to other countries, trading with other countries. Answer the questions below. **Please provide copies of all articles used by printing them or emailing them to Mrs. Bevan (mbevan@southcountry.org). Article One 1) What country is discussed in this article? 2) Explain how the U.S. is involved in this country. 3) Do you think that U.S. government is making a good decision by getting involved in this country? Article Two 1) What country is discussed in this article? 2) Explain how the U.S. is involved in this country. 3) Do you think that U.S. government is making a good decision by getting involved in this country? Article Three 1) What country is discussed in this article? 2) Explain how the U.S. is involved in this country. 3) Do you think that U.S. government is making a good decision by getting involved in this country? Using all three articles and your knowledge of social studies 1) What are a few ways that the U.S. is involved in other countries? 2) Do you think it is usually a good idea or a bad idea for the U.S. to get involved in other countries? Grading Rubric Outstanding! (100) THREE articles which relate to foreign policy are chosen and the articles are provided. All questions are answered completely. Each opinion question includes at least THREE supporting details to back up the opinion. Above Average (85) THREE articles which relate to foreign policy are chosen. Most questions are answered completely. Each opinion question includes less than THREE supporting details to back up the opinion. Average (70) Unacceptable/Incomplete

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Less than THREE articles Assignment was incomplete. which relate to foreign policy are chosen. Some questions are answered completely. Each opinion question includes less than THREE supporting details to back up the opinion.