Chapter 20—Becoming a World Power1.In his famous 1893 essay, historian Frederick Jackson Turner bemoaned the loss of a frontier in America, because he believed thata.the frontier lifestyle was the most fulfilling.b.America would soon have clusters of large, crowded cities all across the land.c.the frontier had played a vital role in shaping America's national character, and the country would need a new frontier to ensure its democracy lived on.d.there would be no "escape valve" for those who could not get along with people, because there would be no more open land.e.too many Americans would consider the Pacific Ocean the end of the frontier and would not ever consider islands as a way to expand.
2.It is accurate to say that, in many ways, big business interests in America
3.Individuals such as Josiah Strong believed that America had a moral duty to
4.What was known as "Seward's Folly"?
5.Alfred Thayer Mahan argued that the United States would never sustain itself as a world power withouta.a modern standing army.b.a dedicated fund for defense.c.competing on an equal basis with other world empires in trying to accumulate properties.d.maintaining its position in the world as a republic that refused to colonize others.e.a large modern navy and overseas supply bases.
6.Since the mid-1800s, one of the goals of American businessmen was to