Progressive Foreign Policy Section of Final

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Spanish American War

In 1898, a conflict between the United States and Spain, in which the U.S. supported the Cubans' fight for independence, and ultimately est. a Military dictatorship there instead. William McKinley sucked balls: "It will be the greatest irony of history if my administration deals pria

Yellow Journalism

Sensationalist journalism to create fear during the Spanish American War to incite population to war.

USS Maine

"start" of the Span-Amer war; exploded off the coast of cuba and it was blamed on spanish torpedoes; heightened by yellow journalists

Philippines

Spanish colony in the Pacific whom the US helped free from the Spanish, but soon after took as their own colony

Panama Canal

Columbians would not let Americans build this in 1915, but then with the assistance of the United States a Panamanian Revolution occurred. The new ruling people allowed the United States to build the canal.

Roosevelt Corollary

Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in South And Central America by using military force.

Dollar Diplomacy

President Taft's policy of linking American business interests to diplomatic interests abroad

Big Stick Policy

Theodore Roosevelt's method for achieving American goals in the Caribbean; it featured the threat and use of military force to promote America's commercial supremacy, to limit European intervention in the region, and to protect the Panama Canal.

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