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American Imperialism Vocabulary
Vocabulary terms from the unit on Imperialism in American History on StudentsofHistory.org.
Terms in this set (12)
the actions by which one country is able to extend power to control another country
Style of reporting that exaggerated events
Annexation of Hawaii
In 1898, America overthrew the queen here when American sugar planters feared their lands might be taken.
Spanish American War
conflict fought between Spain and America; caused by the sinking of the Maine
was an armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States
Open Door Notes
Message sent by John Hay to other countries to protect U.S. trading rights in China
A 1900 revolt in China, aimed at ending foreign influence in the country.
US-built canal to help move goods more easily from the Atlantic to Pacific.
added to Monroe Doctrine that states the US would be an international police power
President Taft's policy of building strong economic ties to Latin America
Big Stick Diplomacy
Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy: "speak softly, and carry a big stick."
America will negotiate with countries but if they don't comply we will use force.
Wilson's approach to foreign policy, focusing on promoting democratic ideals abroad
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