Ch 48: MTEL Middle School Humanities: American Imperialism

About This Chapter

Examine this chapter to refresh your understanding of the causes and effects of American imperialism. Studying the lessons of this chapter should equip you with knowledge necessary for the history questions of the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: American Imperialism - Chapter Summary

As you study for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam, this chapter will aid in your review of the theory and goals of American imperialism and how it impacted the country and the world. These lessons will address the following aspects of imperialism:

  • Reasons for American imperialism
  • Causes of the Spanish-American War
  • American imperialism in the Pacific and Asia

These brief video lessons are accompanied by full transcripts that provide highlighted terminology that will benefit your studies of this subject. Additionally, at the end of each lesson you may test your comprehension by taking a short self-assessment, and upon completing the chapter you may take the cumulative exam. These quizzes and exam will enable you to determine how much information you absorbed throughout your studies and how much more you need to review.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: American Imperialism - Chapter Objectives

In order to acquire your license to teach a middle school humanities class in Massachusetts, you must pass the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. This test assesses your knowledge of pertinent humanities facts through 100 multiple-choice and 2 open-response questions, divided between six content subareas. Twenty-five percent of the exam's questions relate to historical information, including questions meant to assess your understanding of world and American history from 1500 to the present.

One of the topics on which you may be tested is American imperialism, the main subject of this chapter. Through reviewing the reasons for and impact of this American practice, this chapter will provide you with the knowledge you need to successfully answer any pertinent questions on the exam. Also, by taking the lesson quizzes, you will become familiar with how to answer imperialism questions in the same multiple-choice format as the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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