Imperialism and WWI (U.S.)
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A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
The belief that only the fittest survive in human political and economic struggle.
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 Hawaiian queen who was forced out of power by a revolution started by American business interests.
William Randolph Hearst
A leading newspaperman of his times, he ran The New York Journal and helped create and propagate "yellow (sensationalist) journalism."
newspapers that used sensational headlines and exaggerated stories in order to promote readership.
extreme patriotism; favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy
prevented newly independent Cuba from making treaties with other nations and gave the US control over Guantanamo Bay
Ship canal cut across the isthmus of Panama by United States Army engineers; it opened in 1915. It greatly shortened the sea voyage between the east and west coasts of North America. The United States turned the canal over to Panama on Jan 1, 2000 (746)
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
1898 war that began when the United States demanded Cuba's independence from Spain. Resulted in gained territory
Volunteer regiment of US Cavalry led by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish American War
The Caribbean island conquered from Spain in 1898 that became an important American colony
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
Big Stick Policy
Theodore Roosevelt's method for achieving American goals in the Caribbean; it featured the threat and use of military force to promote America's commercial supremacy, to limit European intervention in the region, and to protect the Panama Canal.
Used during World War I mainly between German U-Boats and Atlantic supply convoys for Great Britain
Selective Service Act
Law passed by Congress in 1917 that required all men from ages 21 to 30 to register for the military draft
War Industries Board
Agency established during WWI to increase efficiency & discourage waste in war-related industries.
(1918) President Woodrow Wilson's plan for organizing post World War I Europe and for avoiding future wars.
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty particularly known for its harsh reparations towards the Germans after World War I.
League of Nations
an international organization formed in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations. U.S. fails to join; rejected by Senate twice. Cited that policy of neutrality
Medical condition caused by prolonged exposure to the distressing experiences of trench warfare.
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