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Unit 3: Rise of a World Power
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Policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, political, or military control over weaker territories
Truce to end war
A policy of pulling away from involvement in world affairs
Speech by President Wilson laying out his plan for World Peace following WWI
Treaty of Versailles
Ended World War I and assigned blame to Germany.
Canal built through panama to create a shorter trip for trade
Alfred T. Mahan
Urged the US Government to build up the Navy to compete with other powerful countries
Loaning money to foreign countries in exchange for alliances
A country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power
A pair or grouping of countries coming together to assist and defend one another
A devotion to the interests and culture of one's nation
The development of armed forces and their use as a tool of diplomacy
A kind of biased communication designed to influence people's thoughts and actions
The state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict
Sensationalized style of writing to lure and enrage readers
Policy opposing European colonialism in the Americas
States the US would protect its interests in Latin America
A nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
War fought on two fronts, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific against the Spanish Empire
newspaper magnate who practiced yellow journalism; major literary prize is named after him
William R. Hearst
Owner of a competing New York newspaper responsible for sensationalizing reports from Cuba in order to sell papers
American battleship that exploded and caused the Spanish American war
Queen of Hawaii that was overthrown by American settlers and natives
John J. Pershing
commander of the american expeditionary force
Sanford B. Dole
American farmer who led the revolt against the Queen of Hawaii
US Secretary of State who initially got China to agree to the Open Door Policy.
Open Door Policy
The policy to keep the Chinese trade open to everyone on an equal basis
Big Stick Diplomacy
Roosevelt said the U.S. would, "Speak softly, but carry a big stick."
San Juan Hill
Important battle in Spanish American War Teddy Roosevelt and Rough Riders
a disease transmitted by mosquitoes: its symptoms included high fever and vomiting
Dr. William Gorgas
Responsible for killing mosquito breeding ground and stopping the spread of the Yellow Fever while building the Panama Canal
Volunteer regiment of US Cavalry led by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish American War
Specified when the US could intervene in Cuban affairs
De Lome Letter
The Spanish ambassador insults President McKinley, accused america of being weak
A telegram Germany Sent to Mexico to convince Mexico to attack the U.S.
British boat that was sunk by the German U-boats while 128 Americans were on board; made America consider entering WWI
German pledge to warn neutral ships and passenger vessels before attacking
Selective Service Act
act passed by Congress in 1917 authorizing a draft of men for military service
Schenck vs. US
Supreme Court ruling limiting free speech when it poses a "Clear and present danger"
American Expeditionary Force
the name given to the american military force that fought in world war 1
Tennessee-born soldier whose action in the Argonne Forest made him an American hero; Medal of Honor recipient
Battle of Argonne Forest
one of the last major battles of WWI that led to Germany's surrender
League of Nations
An organization of nations formed after World War I to promote cooperation and peace.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Conservative senator who wanted to keep the United States out of the League of Nations
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo, started World War I.
Battle line in Western Europe between the Allies and the Central Powers in WWI
Espionage Act 1917
Law which punished people for aiding the enemy or refusing military duty during WWI
a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other.
President of the United States during WWI. He wanted peace & democracy. Makes 14 points speech.
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