Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy: Definition & Policy


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What prior American policy statement was the Roosevelt Corollary an extension of?

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1. What was the primary purpose behind the voyage of the Great White Fleet?

2. What was the controversial part about the U.S. role in the Panama Canal treaties?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Theodore Roosevelt's policy for international relations marked a change in the way America approached foreign affairs. Through asking questions pertaining to specific examples of political events and practices, this quiz and worksheet will help determine how well you understand Roosevelt's ideology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be asked questions on the following:

  • Great White Fleet
  • Roosevelt Corollary
  • Anthracite coal labor dispute
  • Venezuelan Crisis
  • Panama Canal treaties

Skills Practiced

You will be given an opportunity to practice these study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific foreign events during Roosevelt's presidency
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about President Roosevelt's policies in international relations

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of Roosevelt's foreign policy ideology by reviewing the related lesson, Big Stick Diplomacy: Definition & Policy, which will address these objectives:

  • Know the history of the Big Stick Diplomacy
  • Identify the Venezuelan Crisis and the introduction of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
  • Learn about John Mitchell and the anthracite coal strike
  • Understand the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty
  • Recognize the importance of Roosevelt's Great White Fleet on international relations