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LP Social Studies 8 - Ch. 23 - "Becoming a World Power"
Terms in this set (32)
Sphere of Influence
area within a country where a foreign nation had special trading rights
wartime act of cruelty and brutality
policy of non-involvement in the affairs of other nations
failed attempt by Chinese nationalists to kick out the "foreign devils"
sensational news stories that were often biased or untue
moving opposition groups into detention camps
an addition to an existing policy or doctrine
strong pride in your country or nation
to take over or add a territory
Treaty of Kanagawa
Japan signed it after an American show of force (steam-powered warships)
what some called the Alaskan Purchase, until gold was discovered
Dr. William Gorgas
won the battle against mosquitoes in the Panama Canal zone
Who blew up the USS Maine?
it remains a mystery to this day
"a splendid little war"
the U.S. won a quick victory over Spain
Factors that led to war with Spain included:
yellow journalism, sympathy for the Cuban rebels, the Spanish insulting our President and the explosion of the USS Maine
Seward bought it as part of his plan to dominate the Pacific
Teddy Roosevelt's "Big Stick" policy
Teddy Roosevelt's belief that the US should have a strong military and project an image of strength in Latin America
this was added to the Monroe Doctrine which had put an and to European colinization of the Western Hemisphere
Queen of Hawaii who stepped down to avoid conflict with the United Stated
thin strip of land connecting North and South America
lost territory when the United States helped Panama win it's indepenence
The Panama Canal runs through...
Panama, southwest from the Atlantic to the Pacific OR northeast from the Pacific to the Atlantic
a person who believes in an overseas empire
Commodore Matthew Perry
responsible for opening Japanese ports to trade
peaceful negotiations between governments
"Remember the Maine!"
popular battle cry of the Spanish-American War
Territory gained by the United States during the Spanish-American War
Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam (Cuba eventually gained independence)
Causes of the Spanish-American War:
stories of Spanish cruelty, U.S. desire for expansion and the explosion of the USS Maine
What group wanted us to annex Hawaii?
America sugar cane plantation owners
Result of the Roosevelt Corollary
The United states became the "policeman" of the Carribean
Major problem building the canal
disease carrying mosquitoes