Questions 1 and 2 are 500+ word essays . #3 is short answers
- Although Theodore Roosevelt gave lip service to the doctrine of the “Open Door,” his policy toward Japan during his presidency did in fact leave Korea and the territorial integrity of China, particularly Manchuria, largely at the mercy of Japan. Why did Roosevelt follow this course of action, and what were the major steps in the evolution of his policy? Was the president, in your opinion, justified in acting as he did? Your answer must provide specific examples from the reading to support your position.
- The text quotes a senator as saying, during the debates of the 1970s over the fate of the Panama Canal Zone, that “we stole it fair and square.” To what extent is this an accurate description of events during the presidencies of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt that led up to the acquisition of the land needed to build the canal? To what extent did engineering considerations, the tactics of the Colombian government, and the aspirations of the Panamanians themselves affect the final outcome of this historical controversy? Your answer should provide specific examples from the reading to support whatever position you decide to adopt.
- Identify and give the historical significance of each of the following:
- John Hay
- Philippe Bunau-Varilla
- Root-Takahira Agreement
- Platt Amendment
- Philander C. Knox
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||05/14/2015 12:00 am