Soldier who fights irregular warfare, especially one using surprise tactics to harass or sabotage the enemy.
The swelling of National pride and desire for an aggressive foreign policy in late 1800s and early 1900s. Resulted in Spanish American War and other expansionist activities.
Sphere of Influence
Area of economic control exerted by a foreign power, especially in China during the late 1800s.
Open Door Policy
United states efforts to develop a trade relationship with China in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Urged European nations with spheres of influence in China to not restrict trade in those areas.
William Randolph Hearst
Wrote the stories of "Butcher" Weyler and his barbed wire concentration camps with Joseph Pulitzer.
Wrote the stories of "Butcher" Weyler and his barbed wire concentration camps with William Randolph Hearst.
Admiral that attacked the Spanish fleet in the Philippines if war broke out with Spain.
An island off the nation of Florida, first rebelled against Spain in 1868.
San Juan Hill
One of Spain's last possessions, rebelled.
Were also rebelling against Cuba
Extension of the Monroe Doctrine by President Theodore Roosevelt whereby the United States would use force to prevent other foreign powers from intervening in the affairs of Western Hemisphere countries.
Policy of increasing United States investments abroad to keep foreign societies stable; adopted by President William Howard Taft in the early 1900s.
Twenty-sixth President of the United States, 1901-1909; fought trusts, aided progressive reforms, built Panama Canal, and increased United States influence overseas.
William H. Taft
Lawyer from Ohio who served as Roosevelt's secretary of war and headed the commission that governed the Philippines.
Isthmus of Panama
An ideal location for a quick route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Paradox Of Power
Combination of contradictory attitudes toward a powerful country