Washington's Farewell Address
Warned Americans not to get involved in European affairs and not to make permanent alliances; stay neutral
Stated that the Western Hemisphere shouldn't have any foreign relations with the Eastern Hemisphere
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
White Man's Burden
Americans thought that whites were the superior race, and that it was a chore to educate and assimilate the non-whites that lived in the countries they captured.
Impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are
Spheres of Influence
Areas in which countries have some political and economic control but do not govern directly.
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
The application of ideas about evolution and "survival of the fittest" to human societies - particularly as a justification for their imperialist expansion.
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
William Randolph Hearst
United States newspaper publisher whose introduction of large headlines and sensational reporting changed American journalism
Publisher of "new York World" who used yellow journalism, was very critical of the Spanish
The U.S.S. Maine
American warship in Havana Harbor that appeared to be attacked by an explosion killing hundreds of American sailors. The U.S. blamed Spain for the incident and used it as an excuse to go to war.
Results of Spanish-American War
Cuba was given its independence (not for long! ;D). The US was given the control of the islands of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.
Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in South And Central America by using military force
Term used to describe the efforts of the US to further its foreign policy through use of economic power by gaurenteeing loans to foreign countries
A country or area under the full or partial political control of another country and occupied by settlers from that country