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Ch 26: MTLE Social Studies: American Imperialism

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The lessons and quizzes in this study guide go over some important facts about American imperialism. Each of the topics found in this study guide may be found on the MTLE Social Studies exam.

MTLE Social Studies: American Imperialism - Chapter Summary

You can use this online study guide to review essential information related to American imperialism that you'll need to know prior to taking the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) Social Studies exam. The guide is dividing into different lessons covering specific points you'll need to know on the subject, including the reasons for American imperialism and the causes of the Spanish-American War. Reviewing this chapter should prepare you for the test by ensuring you can:

  • Define American imperialism and give the reasons for rising international power
  • Outline the goals and results of the Spanish-American War
  • Describe the reforms and amendments of progressive politics
  • Explain the official position of the United States in WWI

The video lessons go over the information in a manner that helps you prepare for questions you may encounter on the exam itself. Once you've reviewed the lessons, the practice quizzes can help you prepare for the exam's format and the types of questions it contains.

4 Lessons in Chapter 26: MTLE Social Studies: 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.

Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

3. Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

During the Progressive Era, from around 1900-1917, political reformers pushed for an end of abuse of power in politics and government. Learn how political reforms of the Progressive Era helped make government more responsive to the people, prompting changes at every level of government.

The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

4. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

The United States' best option was to stay out of World War I. They had nothing to gain from getting involved. So, they tried to stay neutral, but as American interests started to lean toward the Allied Powers, many events happened to give the States the final push to enter the war.

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