30 terms


Isolationism ('loner')
having little to do with political affairs of other nations
Washington's Farewell Address
advised the nations to steer clear of permanent alliances.
Sewards Folly
Purchase of Alaska
Remember the Maine
Rally cry to raise support for war with Spain
The opening up of country boarders for trade
collective security
countries join together for defensive purposes
Monroe Doctrine
an American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers
Open Door Policy
any nation can trade in the spheres of others
a very powerful nation (US and USSR)
an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
a national policy of actively trading with foreign countries to foster peace
the "white mans burden"
Story by Rudyard Kipling stating that Americans had the duty to spread culture and religion
spheres of influence
an area usually around a seaport where a nation had special trading privilages. each nation had laws for its own citizens
a group of countries under a single authority
policy of extending a nation's boundaries
commodore Matthew Perry
the commodore of the u.s. navy who compelled the opening of Japan to the west
Alfred Thayer Mahan
United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
Queen liluokalani
The queen of Hawaii that stopped the growth but later was forced to give in
The Rough Riders
The first volenteer cavalry regiment, led by teddy roosevelt.
Commodore George Dewey
admiral of the united states navy and best known for his victory during the spanish - american war
Emilio Aguinaldo
leader of the rebels in the filopenes
Theodore Roosevelt
26th President of the United States, 26th President of the United States
Roosevelt Corollary
in addition the Monroe Doctrine, it would keep the foreign forces out of Latin America and America and would force Latin America to pay their debts
Mexican American War
War between Mexicans and Americans over the annexation of Texas
Spanish American War
(1898) War in which Spain lost all its recognition but America became recognized as a superpower
Annexation of Hawaii
example of imperalism, wanted only for economic reasons, anglosaxonism
Boxer rebellion
A 1900 Uprising in China aimed at ending foreign influence in the country.
Building of the Panama Canal
Very difficult progect that impacted pacific-atlantic shipping. Finished by USA under teddy roosevelt. 27,500 died during construction.
Phillippine Insurrection
flips wage guerrilla war against US, lots of people died
purchase of alaska
the US bought Alaska from the Russians because the Russians wanted to rid of it and the US wanted it for its location, bought by William Seward