American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean


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Why did Roosevelt want to build the Panama Canal?

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1. How did Dollar Diplomacy differ from Missionary Diplomacy?

2. Which of the following was an effect of the Roosevelt Corollary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you check your understanding of American imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics you'll need to know about to pass the test include American foreign policy at the turn of the century, the U.S. policy on intervention, and major acts and amendments related to Latin America.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be quizzed on your knowledge of:

  • The Panama Canal
  • Dollar Diplomacy
  • The Roosevelt Corollary
  • The Platt Amendment
  • American imperialist strategy

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of imperialism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding American imperialism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of American imperialism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about American imperialism

Additional Learning

To learn more about American imperialism, watch the accompanying lesson on American Imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the history of American expansion and the development of American imperialism
  • Examine major amendments and doctrines related to American imperialism
  • Compare Dollar Diplomacy and Missionary Diplomacy
  • Understand the history of the Panama Canal