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when a stronger country dominates a weaker country for its natural resources (Africa suffers the most)
common wealth
country that handles its own internal affairs but is protected by a larger power
country completely dominated by a larger power
seward's folly
refers to the american purchase of Alaska by secretary of state William seward
jose marti
cuban author & revolutionary who led the movement against Spain
yellow journalism
when the newspaper makes up stories to sell papers
de Lome letter
letter form Spanish diplomat to Spain that calls president McKinley weak
USS Maine
american warship destroyed of the coast of cuba probably by accident
admiral George dewey
american admiral who led an assault on manilla & captured the Philippines
rough riders
voluntary cavalry regiment led by TR that gains fame in Cuba
treaty o paris (1898)
treaty that ends SP-AM war: A) gives Spain $20,000,000 B) US acquires Guam, Cuba, puerto rico, Philippines
platt amendment
law that governs Cuba and newly acquired territories that offers little independence & restrictive trade agreement
insulur cases
series of supreme court cases in the 1890's &early 1900's that asks the question: does the constitution follow the flag (no)
open dooor policy
refers to the us foreign policy in china to allow free trade
Boxer rebellion
revolt by Chinese peasant against European rule (sorta fails, scares Europe)
$ diplomacy
when the us spreads its influence around the globe usinmg money & marines
Roosevelt corollary
US foreign policy gives us the right to intervene in any S. American country we choose
pacific island taken by the US for its sugar
"white Man's burden"
poem by RUDYARD KIPLING that says the us has responsibility to colonize the world