Ch 50: NMTA Social Science: American Imperialism (1890-1919)

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Learn what you need to know about American Imperialism from 1890 to 1919 in preparation for the NMTA Social Science Exam. Composed of video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, this chapter is designed to help you.

NMTA Social Science: American Imperialism 1890 - 1919 - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can assist you as you revisit material on American Imperialism from 1890 to 1919 while you study for the NMTA Social Science Exam. The videos cover all the topics you will need to know about, including:

  • American Imperialism
  • The Spanish-American War
  • American imperialism in Hawaii, China and the Philippines
  • American imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Causes of World War I
  • The position of the United States during World War I
  • End of World War I

Our knowledgeable instructors walk you through each important event in preparation for the test. Video tags can be used to focus on areas that you're unfamiliar with, and short quizzes can assure you that you're on the right track.

NMTA Social Science: American Imperialism 1890 -1919 Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Social Science Exam assesses your knowledge and comprehension of several areas of social science: historiography and world history, U.S. history, geography and culture, government and economics. Your score will be used to determine if you are eligible to teach social science. The U.S. History Content Domain of the test accounts for 25% of the questions. By completing the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the video lessons you can see how well you have mastered the material and get a chance to practice with the types of questions that will appear on the exam.

There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the NMTA Social Science Exam. You will read a passage or question followed by several response possibilities.

7 Lessons in Chapter 50: NMTA Social Science: American Imperialism (1890-1919)
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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.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

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