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Week Six Assignment

History 1302
1. One of the early problems in building a canal in the Caribbean was the fact that the
United States had committed itself to two treaties that were obstacles to the building of a
canal. These treaties were the ______________________ Treaty and the
___________________-______________________ Treaty.
2. When the United States opened negotiations for the Panama Canal with Columbia the
United States offered $10 million in cash for the canal. Columbia refused the offer and
held for __________________________.
3. The _________________________ ________________________ stated that because
the Monroe Doctrine prohibited intervention in the Caribbean by Europeans, the United
States was justified in intervening first to forestall involvement by outsiders.
4. With the help of Theodore Roosevelt, Russia and Japan agreed to terms of the Treaty of
_____________________________ which put an end to the Russo-Japanese War.
5. The Taft-Katsura Agreement of July 29, 1905 stated that the United States would accept
Japanese control of __________________________ while Japan promised to keep out of
the __________________________.
6. The Act of Algeciras affirmed the independence of _____________________ and
guaranteed an open door for trade there but provided for the training and control of
________________________ police by France and Spain.
7. The ___________________ _____________________________
____________________ was a tour of the United States navy around the world to show
the world how great the United States was in terms of naval strength.
8. Progressives believed that society could be reformed by creative
____________________ and concerted action.
9. The progressive impulse rose in response to many _________________ changes, the
most powerful of which were the devastating depression of the 1890s and its attendant
social unrest.
10. Progressive reformers shared a common assumption that the complex social ills and
tensions generated by the ______________________-_______________________
required new responses.
11. The progressive impulse arose in part in a desire to counter the growing influence of
___________________ doctrines by promoting more mainstream reforms.
12. The most important reform that political progressives promoted to democratize
government and encourage greater political participation was the __________________
________________________, or the nomination of candidates by the vote of all party
members rather than an inner circle of activists.
13. __________________________ _____________________________ promised to
reduce waste through the scientific analysis of labor processes.
14. The regulation of ______________________________ raised more concerns among the
Progressives than most of the other issues of the day.
15. _________________________ _________________________ were the driving force
behind the grassroots progressive movement.
16. The _____________________ ________________________ was an effort of many to
express their faith through aid to the less fortunate.
17. Given the importance of __________________________ as arenas for local politics,
prohibitionists could equate the “liquor traffic” with Progressive suspicion of bossism
and “special interests.”
18. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to challenge the myth of America’s having
inexhaustible ___________________________ _______________________.
19. Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot were utilitarian progressives who were
determined to ensure that entrepreneurs and industrialists exploited nature in
_______________________ _______________________.
20. The real surprise of the 1908 election was the showing of ________________________
_____________________ who was the Socialist party candidate and former labor hero.
21. One of the major tragedies of William Howard Taft’s presidency was that Nellie Taft
suffered a deliberating stroke soon after they entered the White House, and for most of
his term she remained unable to serve as his _____________________
____________________.
22. ___________________________ _______________________ was the man who
reported the “unethical actions” of Richard Ballinger to President Taft.
23. By firing Gifford Pinchot, William Howard Taft infuriated Theodore Roosevelt who
believed that Taft had fallen under the spell of _____________________
___________________ __________________the leadership.
24. The main reason for the split that occurred in the friendship between William Howard
Taft and Theodore Roosevelt was Taft’s willingness to oppose Roosevelt in the
government’s antitrust case against ______________________
__________________________ _______________________.
25. The ____________________-_______________________ Act empowered the Interstate
Commerce Commission to initiate changes in railroad freight rates.