12 terms


Rev. Josiah Strong
author of Our Country, on Anglo-Saxon superiority; a popular American minister in the late 1800s who linked Anglo-Saxonism to Christian missionary ideas
Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan
US Admiral who encouraged the US to strengthen its naval power to become a world power.
USS Maine
Ship that explodes off the coast of Cuba in Havana harbor and helps contribute to the start of the Spanish-American War
President McKinley
the president during the Spanish American War; asked congress to go to war in Cuba
Teller Amendment
Legislation that promised the US would not annex Cuba after winning the Spanish-American war
Commander George Dewey
Commander in the Philippines during the Spanish American war
Emilio Aguinaldo
Filipino who was lead both the Phillipine revolution against Spain and then the United States
Rough Riders
Volunteer regiment of US Cavalry led by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish American War
Treaty Of Paris (1898)
Approved by the Senate on February 6, 1898, it ended the Spanish-American War. The U.S. gained Guam, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
Anti-Imperialist League
group of antiimperialists that advocated for isolationism
Insular Cases
Determined that inhabitants of U.S. territories had some, but not all, of the rights of U.S. citizens.
Platt Amendment
Legislation that severely restricted Cuba's sovereignty and gave the US the right to intervene if Cuba got into trouble