Becoming A World Power
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A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
a nation whose independence is limited by the control of a more powerful country
A commodore in the American navy. He forced Japan into opening its doors to trade, thus brining western influence to Japan while showing American might.
The idea that English speaking nations have superior character, ideas, systems of gov't and were destined to dominate the planet
the Hawaiian queen who was forced out of power by a revolution started by American business interests
Henry Cabot Lodge
Explained that US needed to join in this competition of colonizing to maintain its economic and military strength.
political activist who worked for Cuban independence
William Randolph Hearst
United States newspaper publisher whose introduction of large headlines and sensational reporting changed American journalism (1863-1951)
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
Legislation that severely restricted Cuba's sovereignty and gave the US the right to intervene if Cuba got into trouble
1858-1919. 26th President. Increased size of Navy, "Great White Fleet". Added Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine. "Big Stick" policy. Received Nobel Peace Prize for mediation of end of Russo-Japanese war. Later arbitrated split of Morocco between Germany and France.
Sphere of Influence
A foreign region in which a nation has control over trade and other economic activities.
Federal Trade Commission
Established to preserve competition by preventing unfair business practices and investigates complaints against companies
Roosevelt's progressive political policy that favored heavy government intervention in order to assure social justice
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
Chinese rebellion against foreign influence
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
Foriegn Policy idea by Taft to make countries dependant on the U.S. by heavily investing in their economies
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