Americans justified imperialism by: Claiming Emerging business demanded it. As Americans increased business overseas it became necessary to protect those investments. In order to protect those investments America built the "great white fleet" that had been requested by Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan.
Americans justified imperialism by claiming emerging business demanded it. As Americans increased business overseas it became necessary to protect those investments. In order to protect those investments america built the great white fleet that had been requested by captain alfred Thayer Mahan.
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Read the excerpt from Elizabeth Blackwell’s biography. Then read the excerpt from her autobiography.
excerpt from "Elizabeth Blackwell: A Pioneering Physician"
But Elizabeth’s struggle had just begun. Many of the students, teachers, and townspeople were shocked and angry when she arrived. Some students called her names. One teacher refused to let Elizabeth into his classroom.
excerpt from Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women
The behavior of the medical class during the two years that I was with them was admirable. It was that of true Christian gentlemen. I learned later that some of them had been inclined to think my application for admission a hoax, perpetrated at their expense by a rival college. But when the bona-fide student actually appeared they gave her a manly welcome, and fulfilled to the letter the promise contained in their invitation.…
…Dr. Webster came to me laughing after the first lecture, saying: 'You attract too much attention, Miss Blackwell; there was a very large number of strangers present this afternoon – I shall guard against this in future.' 'Yes,' said Dr. Lee; 'we were saying to-day that this step might prove quite a good advertisement for the college; if there were no other advantage to be gained, it will attract so much notice. I shall bring the matter into the medical journals; why, I'll venture to say in ten years' time one-third the classes in our colleges will consist of women. After the precedent you will have established, people's eyes will be opened.'
How do the texts describe how Elizabeth is treated at medical school?
Select the two correct answers.
The first text explains that Elizabeth’s professors are rude to her, but the second text explains that Elizabeth’s professors appreciate her.
The first text states that Elizabeth is bothered by other students, but the second text states that Elizabeth feels her fellow students behave well.
Both texts reveal that Elizabeth is pleased by the way her classmates choose to treat her.
Both texts explain that Elizabeth’s professors are kind, but her classmates are disrespectful.