Ch 13: MTEL History: American Imperialism

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Let us help you refresh your knowledge of America's international influence during the late 19th and early 20th centuries as you study for the MTEL History exam. Our video lessons and quizzes can assist you in correctly answering these types of exam questions.

MTEL History: American Imperialism - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to brush up on America's history of imperialism in areas including Hawaii, the Philippines and China in preparation for the MTEL History exam. Our videos may help you with these types of exam questions:

  • Identifying the reasons for American imperialism
  • Stating examples of America's growing international presence in the late 19th century
  • Listing causes, goals and the results of the Spanish-American War
  • Describing American imperialism in the Philippines, China and Hawaii

These lessons offer solid instruction, with examples, on America's imperialism of this period. Our expert instructors make preparing for these types of MTEL History exam questions both enjoyable and informative.

Objectives of the MTEL History: American Imperialism Chapter

In Massachusetts, all history teachers must pass the MTEL History exam as a condition of certification. The material examined in the American Imperialism chapter is in the MTEL History exam's subarea on U.S. history, which comprises 30% of the exam's total score.

All questions in this subarea are multiple-choice, and exam is administered on computer. You can gain experience answering questions in this format with our quizzes that accompany each lesson. The quizzes also allow you to assess your knowledge of this subject and see what might require further study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: MTEL History: American Imperialism
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American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

1. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

2. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

3. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

4. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.

End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

5. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.

Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

6. Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of World War I. We will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the United States and Europe.

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