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the policy by which stronger nations extend their economic, political, or military control over weaker nations or territories

william seward

secretary of state under presidents abraham lincoln and andrew johnson

queen liliuokalani

leader of hawaii

yellow journalism

a style of journalism the exaggerates and sensationalizes the news

u.s.s. maine

u.s. warships that mysteriously exploded and sank in the havana, cuba on february 15, 1898

spanish-american war

a war in 1898 that began when the united states demanded cuba's independence from spain

rough riders

a member of the first united states volunteer cavarlry, organized by theodore roosevelt during the spanish-american war

platt amendment

a result of the spanish-american war, which gave the united states the right to intervene in cuban affairs when there was a threat to "life, property, and individual liberty"

anti-imperialist league

a group of well-known americans that believed the united states should not deny other people the right to govern themselves

sphere of influence

an area where foreign nations claim special rights and economic privileges

open door policy

in 1899, the united states asked nation involved in asia to follow a policy in which one country controlled trade with china

boxer rebellion

in 1990, chinese resentment toward foreigner's attitude of cultural superiority resulted in this violent uprising

panama canal

a shortcut through panama that connects the atlantic and pacific oceans

roosevelt corollary

a 1904 addition to the monroe doctrine allowing the united states to be the "policeman" in latin america

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