Chapter 18 history
Terms in this set (14)
What is imperialism?
Desire for military strength, new markets for the economy and the belief that white people are above all others.
When did the United States buy Alaska?
How much did the US pay for Alaska?
When was the Cuban Revolution?
What was the Maine?
A boat that blew up because of an internal fire, but the Americans blamed it on Spain because they needed a reason to join the war.
How much did the US pay for the Philippines?
When was the Platt Amendment instated?
What did the Platt Amendment do?
Gave the US the right to maintain naval stations on the island and the right to intervene in Cuban
Who was Emilio Aguinaldo?
A Philippine rebel leader who wanted freedom for his country.
How long did the Philippine revolution last?
What was the Boxer Revolution?
A group of Chinese people who tried to eliminate everything foreign in their country
What was the Missionary Diplomacy?
The Wilson Administration policy that the United States has a moral responsibility to deny
recognition to any Latin American government it viewed oppressive, undemocratic, or hostile to U.S. interests
What was the Dollar Diplomacy?
The Taft administration's policy of having the United States government guarantee loans made to foreign countries by American business people
What was the The Roosevelt Corollary?
It amended the Monroe Doctrine to say the United States would now use force to protect its
economic interests in Latin America
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