Jingoism: Definition, History & Examples


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________ is a fiercely patriotic political perspective that favors aggressive military action against the perceived threat from a foreign nation.

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1. Which of the following is a hallmark of jingoism?

2. During the 19th century, the ___________ in the United States were motivated by jingoist rhetoric from the federal government.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While jingoism sometimes seems logical, its arguments are based in emotions that are inflamed by its language and style. Topics covered in the quiz include historical examples of jingoism and its effects on the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions in this quiz on jingoism focus on the following:

  • Elements of jingoism
  • Jingoism that promotes political leaders
  • The justification of aggression and violence
  • Events fueled by jingoist language

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - ensure you can read an overview on jingoism and understand the key concepts
  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the use of jingoist rhetoric by governments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain some of the key characteristics of jingoism

Additional Learning

The information presented in the lesson called Jingoism: Definition & Lesson provides detailed examples that help you with the following goals:

  • Understand the impact of jingoism on public opinion and debate
  • Explain the effect of jingoism on diplomacy
  • Describe historical events related to jingoism
  • List the ways jingoistic rhetoric portrays adversaries