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US History Chapter 9 Section 4
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Established a civil government in Puerto Rico. Thus the Foraker Act, the president could appoint a governor and part of the Puerto Rican legislature
Restricted the rights of the independent Cubans
"Big Stick" Diplomacy
Approach to international relations that depended on a strong military to achieve its aims
Waterway opened in 1914 that cuts 8000 miles off the trip from the west coast to the east coast of America.
Addition to the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that the U.S. would intervene in Latin America in order to prevent European intervention
President Taft's policy to encourage investment rather than use force in Latin America
Used the military on a number of occasions to guide Latin Americans in the directions that he thought proper.
Francisco "Pancho" Villa
Mexican leader of rebels that are guilty for the dead of 18 Americans in the town of Columbus in New Mexico
What actions did the United States take to achieve its goals in Latin America?
American entrepreneurs and political leaders called for an aggressive and exclusive role for the U.S. in Latin America.
What was the status of Puerto Rico?
Foraker Act authorixed a civil government for Puerto Rico
A governor would be appointed by the U.S. President
Puerto Rico remained under direct U.S. military rule
How did the Platt Amendment impact Cuba?
Restricted the rights of the cubans and prevented Cuba from signing a treaty with any other country without the permission of America
What was Roosevelt's "Big Stick" philosophy?
He saw international leadership as a moral challenge the U.S. had to accept
Why was the Panama Canal important to America?
It shortened the distance between San Francisco and Jupiter
What did "Pancho" Villa do in Mexico and how did impact America?
He was the leader of the rebels in Mexico that confronted Wilson
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