Ch 31: NMTA: American Imperialism

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Explore engaging video lessons to learn more about American imperialism as you prepare for the NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment, which has replaced the NMTA test. Take lesson quizzes to strengthen your knowledge of the subject.

NMTA: American Imperialism - Chapter Summary

The short lessons in this chapter are designed to help you brush up on your knowledge of American imperialism as you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science assessment. After reviewing the videos, you should be able to answer questions on the exam that address the following:

  • Defining American imperialism and identifying reasons America rose to power internationally
  • Examining causes and goals of the Spanish-American war
  • Analyzing American imperialism in China, Hawaii and the Philippines
  • Describing the United States' involvement with Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Explaining America's official position on World War I
  • Examining how World War I changed following America's involvement

Instructors in the videos present the materials in a clear and concise fashion that ensures you have a comprehensive overview of American imperialism. You can watch and rewind the videos as often as you'd like, giving you the opportunity to learn at your own pace.

NMTA: American Imperialism Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science assessment tests your comprehension of the subject to ensure you're ready to secure New Mexico teacher licensure. The topics covered in this NMTA: American Imperialism chapter are found in the history content domain, which constitutes approximately 50% of the entire exam. The video lessons in this chapter can help you prepare for questions in this content domain, while self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can assist with reinforcing the knowledge you've gain. If you have any questions about the chapter, instructors are available to assist.

All questions on the exam are multiple choice and based on specific test competencies. You will read each question, which could take the form of a short paragraph, sentence or question, then choose the best response to that question from a set of four answers.

6 Lessons in Chapter 31: NMTA: 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!

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

4. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

Around the turn of the 20th century, the United States entered a period of non-colonial imperial expansion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn about the short-term and long-term effects of some of these policies in this video lesson.

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

5. 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.

American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

6. American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

As much as the U.S. wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the U.S. had to raise the forces and money to wage war. Find out how Americans played their part in WWI in this lesson.

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