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an American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers
an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
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
commodore Matthew Perry
the commodore of the u.s. navy who compelled the opening of Japan to the west
Commodore George Dewey
admiral of the united states navy and best known for his victory during the spanish - american war
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
Spanish American War
(1898) War in which Spain lost all its recognition but America became recognized as a superpower
Building of the Panama Canal
Very difficult progect that impacted pacific-atlantic shipping. Finished by USA under teddy roosevelt. 27,500 died during construction.
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