US as a Rising World Power

11.4 Students trace the rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century.

  1. List the purpose and the effects of the Open Door policy.
  2. Describe the Spanish-American War and U.S. expansion in the South Pacific.
  3. Discuss America's role in the Panama Revolution and the building of the Panama Canal.
  4. Explain Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick diplomacy, William Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, and Woodrow Wilson's Moral Diplomacy, drawing on relevant speeches.
  5. Analyze the political, economic, and social ramifications of World War I on the home front.