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policy under which stronger nations attempt to create empires by dominating weaker nations
sought more markets for its goods
The United States followed a policy of expansionism in the late 1800s because the nation
warning Great Britain to back out of a territorial dispute with Venezuela
The United States reaffirmed the Monroe Doctrine in the late 1800s by
restore the country's pioneer spirit
Expansionists, such as Frederick Jackson Turner, argued that a quest for empire would
Frederick Jackson Turner
Who argued that a quest for empire would restore the country's pioneer spirit?
they did not want the US to join the League of Nations
"Irreconcilable" senators opposed the Versailles Treaty because
German U-boats would warn ships before attacking
Under the terms of the Sussex pledge, the German government promised that
they feared it would weaken the country's independence
Many senators opposed American entry into the League of Nations because
A series of controversial raids that occurred from 1919 to 1921 that attacked supposed radicals and immigrants
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)
This was a time period from 1917-1920 that Americans were afraid of Radicals and Communism in the U.S. Many aliens were suspected of being radicals and were deported.
law making it a crime to criticize or say anything false about the government, especially the President and Congress
Spanish American War
In 1898, a conflict between the United States and Spain, in which the U.S. supported the Cubans' fight for independence
The compromise after WW1, settled land and freedom disputes. Germany had to take full blame for the war in order for the treaty to pass, among other things. The US Senate rejected it.
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