A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
Alfred T. Mahan
us navy captain who encouraged the us to look outward for military bases, raw materials, markets
the Hawaiian leader who was forced out of power by a revolution started by American business interests
Ship that explodes off the coast of Cuba in Havana harbor and helps contribute to the start of the Spanish-American War
Spanish colony in the Pacific whom the US helped free from the Spanish, but soon after took as their own colony
Volunteer calvary unit led by Teddy Roosevelt that gained fame at the battle of San Juan Hill.
prevented newly independent Cuba from making treaties with other nations and gave the US control over Guantanamo Bay
What many Americans called Alaska after the purchase of it because they thought of it as a land of icy mountains and frozen fish
New York World, pioneer of yellow journalism and sensationalism
Annexation of Hawaii
extended U.S. territory into the Pacific. Consequently, U.S. rose as a Pacific power
Fredrick Jackson Turner
1893 The Significance of the Frontier in American History (America needed a frontier)
William Randolph Hearst
United States newspaper publisher whose introduction of large headlines and sensational reporting changed American journalism (1863-1951)
US had moral responsibility, would not recognize regimes that are oppressive, undemocratic
popular american minister who linked anglo saxonism to christian missionary ideas
Splendid Little War
Nickname for Spanish American war coined by Hay, indicative of US attitude and cockiness
A 1900 Uprising in China aimed at ending foreign influence in the country.
Spheres of Influence
areas where another nation has economic and political control
President Taft's policy of linking American business interests to diplomatic interests abroad
Rebel Mexican General who led a raid against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17 Americans
Addition to the Monroe Doctrine that stated that the US would interfere in the affairs of nations of the Western Hemisphere in order to protect American Interest.
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
An assistant secretary of the Navy he favored expansion. He resigned his position in Washington to lead the Rough Riders in the Spanish Amrican War. He eventually became vice president and then president after McKinley was assassinated.
Treaty of Paris 1898
ended Spanish-American War, gave US Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines
extreme patriotism; favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy
connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, built from 1904 - 1914.
Group of Americans opposed to American expansion who included such famous americans as Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie.