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imperialism

a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries

isthmus

a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

Yellow Journalism

Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers

Spanish American War

In 1898, a conflict between the United States and Spain, in which the U.S. supported the Cubans' fight for independence

Theodore Roosevelt

26th President of the United States

rough riders

volunteer soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish American War

Panama Canal

Ship canal cut across the isthmus of Panama by United States Army engineers; it opened in 1915. It greatly shortened the sea voyage between the east and west coasts of North America. The United States turned the canal over to Panama on Jan 1, 2000 (746)

nationalism

the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

militarism

the policy of building up strong armed forces to prepare for war

alliance

a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim

trench warfare

Fighting with trenches, mines, and barbed wire. Horrible living conditions, great slaughter, no gains, stalemate, used in WWI.

central powers

World War I alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire

allied powers

world war I alliance of Britian, France, and Russia, and later joined by Italy, the United States, and others.

Woodrow Wilson

28th president of the United States, known for World War I leadership, created Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Clayton Antitrust Act, progressive income tax, lower tariffs, women's suffrage (reluctantly), Treaty of Versailles, sought 14 points post-war plan, League of Nations (but failed to win U.S. ratification), won Nobel Peace Prize

Lusitania

American boat that was sunk by the German U-boats; made America consider entering WWI

point of view

a mental position from which things are viewed

rations

a fixed allowance of provisions or food, esp. for soldiers or sailors or for civilians during a shortage

propaganda

information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

armistice

a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

isolationism

a national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs

Treaty of Versailles

Created by the leaders victorious allies Nations: France, Britain, US, and signed by Germany to help stop WWI. The treaty 1)stripped Germany of all Army, Navy, Airforce. 2) Germany had to rapair war damages(33 billion) 3) Germany had to acknowledge guilt for causing WWI 4) Germany could not manefacture any weapons.

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