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A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
1800s belief that Americans had the right to spread across the continent.
the Hawaiian queen who was forced out of power by a revolution started by American business interests
many criticized William Seward's purchase of Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars, calling it his folly.
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
De Lome Letter
The Spanish ambassador insults President McKinley in this document; accused America of being weak
Author of "The Influence of Sea Power" in which he argued a strong navy was essential for the protection of American interests
Volunteer regiment of US Cavalry led by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish American War
USS Maine Explosion
Immediate cause/excuse for the Spanish-American War
Treaty of Paris 1898
The treaty that concluded the Spanish American War, Commissioners from the U.S. were sent to Paris on October 1, 1898 to produce a treaty that would bring an end to the war with Spain after six months of hostilitiy. From the treaty America got Guam, Puerto Rico and they paid 20 million dollars for the Philipines. Cuba was freed from Spain.
Legislation that severely restricted Cuba's sovereignty and gave the US the right to intervene if Cuba got into trouble
Legislation that promised the US would not annex Cuba after winning the Spanish-American war
Insular Cases (1901)
Full constitutional rights are not granted to all citizens in places under American control.
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
a U.S. policy of opposition to European interference in Latin America, announced by President James Monroe in 1823
Big Stick Diplomacy
Diplomatic policy developed by T.R where the "big stick" symbolizes his power and readiness to use military force if necessary. It is a way of intimidating countries without actually harming them and was the basis of U.S. imperialistic foreign policy.
Columbian refusal to agree with US terms for a Panama Canal; Roosevelt instigated a revolt in Panama and the rebellion succeeded; Panama gained independence from Columbia and granted the US control of a canal
(TR) , The United States built the Panama Canal to have a quicker passage to the Pacific from the Atlantic and vice versa. It cost $400,000,000 to build. Columbians would not let Americans build the canal, but then with the assistance of the United States a Panamanian Revolution occurred. The new ruling people allowed the United States to build the canal.
In 1907 Theodore Roosevelt arranged with Japan that Japan would voluntarily restrict the emmigration of its nationals to the U.S.
Foreign policy created under President Taft that had the U.S. exchanging financial support ($) for the right to "help" countries make decisions about trade and other commercial ventures. Basically it was exchanging money for political influence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Wilson used this less aggressive foreign policy as he was more concerned about Latin American feelings.
Mexican guerrilla leader who conducted raids on the United States.
Lands gained from Spanish American war
-the US acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands as territories. Cuba remained technically independent, but the United States imposed various restrictions on the new government, including prohibiting alliances with other countries, and reserved for itself the right of intervention. The US Navy retained its base at Guantanamo Bay despite the wishes of Cuba that they leave.
-The Philippines remained a US Territory until after WW2 when they were granted Independence