U.S. Foreign Policy from 1789 - 1914


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Who encouraged the United States to avoid foreign entanglements?

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1. Which of the following was a violation of the Monroe Doctrine?

2. Colonization by European powers in the 19th century resembled the settlement of which of these American regions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Foreign policy in the U.S. has an intricate history and these resources will help check your knowledge of this history from 1789-1914. You will be quizzed on specific policies and occurrences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Concern over foreign entanglements
  • Banana Republics
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • 19th century European colonization

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply what you have learned to discuss U.S. foreign policy in a more in-depth and detailed manner
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Spanish-American War
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related U.S. history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled U.S. Foreign Policy From 1789 - 1914. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Examine Washington's argument about foreign conflicts and trade
  • Discuss a violation of the Monroe Doctrine
  • Explore the Louisiana Purchase and the Oregon Treaty
  • Understand what occurred during the Spanish-American War and why it was important