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American Expansion Overseas 1860-1914

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Foreign Policy
A nation's plan for its relations with other countries
Domestic Policy
A nation's plan for its internal affairs
Treaty
An official agreement between two independent countries
Sphere of Influence
The external areas where a country is able to dominate or control
hemisphere
one-half of the earth's sphere
Western Hemisphere
the half of the earth's sphere that includes North and South America
Eastern Hemisphere
The half of the earth's sphere that includes East Asia
Southern Hemisphere
The one-half of the earth's sphere that is SOUTH of the equator
Northern Hemisphere
The one-half of the earth's sphere that is NORTH of the equator
Imperialism
When one country extends its control over other countries' economy or territory
Monroe Doctrine
The announcement by US President James Monroe that Europe is no longer allowed to make colonies in the Western Hemisphere
Isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
rivalry
intense atmosphere of competition between two opponents
fate
destiny or inevitable ending of events
Open Door
US idea that all countries should be allowed to trade in China and not just colonizers
Secretary of State
US cabinet officer who advises the president in foreign policy
The "Black Ships"
Japanese name for the dark iron ships of the US fleet that arrived in the 1850s
Great White Fleet
Term for the US Navy in the 1890s because of their paint job
Boxers
Chinese patriots who opposed foreign interference and colonization
Rough Riders
US unit of cavalry in the Spanish-American War
Yellow Journalism
Printing sensational but dubious stories to gain readers for a publication
jingoism
extreme patriotism usually to support a war
patriotism
love and loyalty to one's own country
Yellow Jack
common term for the Yellow Fever disease
Corollary
an added change to a document
Roosevelt Corollary
President Roosevelt's claim that the USA could intervene anywhere in Latin America
Latin America
The area south of the USA where countries derive their languages from Spanish, French, or Portuguese
"Big Stick"
term that means a strong reaction, such as a military response
Dollar Diplomacy
To expand US influence in Latin America by investing money and buying property
Battleship
The largest type of warship, known for its massive cannons
cede
to give over ownership or control of something, often land
annexation
to officially claim new territory and add it to your country