Becoming a World Power - Key Terms/Concepts (Ch 6)
|Spanish-American War||War between Spain and America. Caused when Americans thought that Spain exploded the ship "Maine." America won.|
|Progressives||Worked on unfair practices by businesses and to improve the government.|
|Treaty of Versailles||Agreement that ended World War I. Signed in 1919.|
|Central Powers||Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy|
|Allied Powers||United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Serbia, Belgium|
|World War I||War between Central and Allied Powers.|
|Muckrakers||Writers who uncovered shameful conditions in the early 1900's.|
|Nationalism||The love of one's country and the desire to be free.|
|Isolationism||Policy when a nation lets other countries handle their own affairs.|
|League of Nations||International organization.|
|Alliance||Agreement among nations to protect each other.|
|Conservation||Protection and careful use of natural resources.|
|Political Cartoon||Drawing that shows people or events in a funny way.|
|Yellow Journalism||False or exaggerated reporting.|
|Impact of World War I at home|| (1) Began to change the roles of women.|
(2) Strengthened nationalism.
(3) Expanded citizens' views of the world.
|Explain the change from American Isolationism to America as a world power||At first, America wanted to stay out of the war, but when Germany started killing hundreds of American sailors, that made America mad. America eventually won the war.|
|How Teddy Roosevelt changed the US as president||He established national forest reserves and parks.|
|Explain how Political Cartoons captured moments in American Culture and Politics||It captured moments by drawing cartoons about American and what it was like.|
|Reasons America entered World War I|| (1) America tried to ignore the war before, but when hundreds of sailors died, they entered the war.|
(2) They did not want to be pushed around by Germany.
(3) Germany was starting to kill more and more sailors.