People who wanted to extend the nation's power in the Western Hemisphere and around the World.
Purchase of Alaska
1867- Secretary of State William Seward arranged for the U.S to buy Alaska from Russia.
The policy of extending a nation's power by gaining political and economic control over other countries.
Annexation of Hawaii
1898- After a long process, Hawaii asked the U.S to annex them in 1887. President Cleveland refused but President McKinley annexed them.
President who annexed Hawaii to the United States.
Queen of Hawaii in 1891. She was convinced to give up her throne to America.
No European country should control territory in the Western Hemisphere.
Leader of Cuba in 1895- led Cubans to try to win their independence.
The practice of publishing sensational and often exaggerated news stories in order to attract readers.
Rough Riders (and Roosevelt)
Roosevelt's regiment in the navy- made up of powerful, wealthy men and seasoned ranch hands.
African American 10th Cavalry
Strong support to Roosevelt's rough riders for San Juan Hill.
"Splendid Little War"
Secretary of State John Hay said it was "short and sweet"
Sinking of the Maine
Led Americans to quickly blame Spain, and angered most. Also led McKinley to declare war. This began the Spanish-American war. I think that it was planned by the Americans.
Admiral George Dewey
Head of America's Pacific Fleet
Fake Battle of Manila
Spain staged a battle with the U.S so that they could "lose" instead of surrender to the Philippines.
In 1898 the war started with the sinking of the Maine. They fought against each other in Cuba and the Philippines.
A man Made piece of land built by Roosevelt to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Roosevelt intimidated Panama and Columbia by putting a warship in their harbor.
"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick"
Theodore Roosevelt- Always be open to negotiations, but be prepared for war.
Open Door Policy
Military and economic expansionism to protect American interests.
Black slaved vision to equality. "Free Cuba"
25th U.S Infantry
Veterans of final campaign against Sioux in 1891. They were striking minors in Manhattan.
Allowed the U.S to intervene any time in Cuba and require Cuba to require land for a navy base.
Where an American base in Cuba was placed.
A proclamation made by President McKinley.
Treaty of Paris
Spain and U.S signed treaty ceding Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.
The Moro Massacre
What Mark Twain calls the Battle of Bud Dajo. Americans killed the Moros.
An author who was against the U.S having control over the Philippines.