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Rev. Josiah Strong

author of Our Country, on Anglo-Saxon superiority; a popular American minister in the late 1800s who linked Anglo-Saxonism to Christian missionary ideas

Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan

US Admiral who encouraged the US to strengthen its naval power to become a world power.

USS Maine

Ship that explodes off the coast of Cuba in Havana harbor and helps contribute to the start of the Spanish-American War

President McKinley

the president during the Spanish American War; asked congress to go to war in Cuba

Teller Amendment

Legislation that promised the US would not annex Cuba after winning the Spanish-American war

Commander George Dewey

Commander in the Philippines during the Spanish American war

Emilio Aguinaldo

Filipino who was lead both the Phillipine revolution against Spain and then the United States

Rough Riders

Volunteer regiment of US Cavalry led by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish American War

Treaty Of Paris (1898)

Approved by the Senate on February 6, 1898, it ended the Spanish-American War. The U.S. gained Guam, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

Anti-Imperialist League

group of antiimperialists that advocated for isolationism

Insular Cases

Determined that inhabitants of U.S. territories had some, but not all, of the rights of U.S. citizens.

Platt Amendment

Legislation that severely restricted Cuba's sovereignty and gave the US the right to intervene if Cuba got into trouble

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