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Having little to do with the political affairs of other nations


A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.

Sphere of Influence

Area where a foreign nation controls economics

Rough Riders

volunteer soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish American War

Yellow Journalism

Exaggerated stories reporters wrote to attract readers.

Joseph Pulitzer

United States newspaper publisher (born in Hungary) who established the Pulitzer prizes (1847-1911)

William Hearst

one of the original yellow journalists; constantly competed with pulitzer for circulation of newspaper; runs the story of the USS Maine, starting the Span-Amer war

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