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AMERICA BUILDS AN EMPIRE
AMERICA BUILDS AN EMPIRE
Terms in this set (26)
A nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
Spanish American War
War fought between the US and Spain in Cuba and the Philippines. It lasted 4 months and resulted in Cuba's independence as well as the US annexing Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.
Creator of the "New York World;" featured yellow journalism sensationalizing the news to sell papers.
William Randolph Hearst
United States newspaper publisher whose introduction of large headlines and sensational stories created yellow journalism.
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations, attract readers, and sell newspapers. Helped start the Spanish American War.
De Lome Letter
Spanish Ambassador's letter that was published by American newspapers. It criticized President McKinley in insulting terms. Used by war hawks as a pretext for war with Spain in 1898.
Start of the Span-Amer war; exploded off the coast of Cuba and it was blamed on Spanish torpedoes; heightened by yellow journalists. "Remember the Maine, to hell with Spain."
President, known for: conservationism, trust-busting, safe food regulations, "Square Deal," & Panama Canal. His Corollary to the Monroe doctrine justified U.S. intervention in Latin America.
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, socially, and economically.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
The leading imperialist who wanted to annex colonies, create a modern Navy, and build a Panama canal. His views influenced McKinley and Roosevelt.
Prevented newly independent Cuba from making treaties with other nations and gave the US control over Guantanamo Bay.
The Hawaiian queen who was forced out of power by a revolution started by American business interests.
Sandford B. Dole
Leader of coup that overthrew queen Liliuokalani; later the Governor of Hawaii.
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
1899 rebellion in Beijing, China started by a secret society of Chinese who opposed the "foreign devils". The rebellion was ended by American troops from the Philippines.
The United States helped Panama gain independence from Columbia in exchange for the Canal Zone. It greatly shortened the sea voyage between the east and west coasts of North America. Diseases spread by mosquitoes killed many workers.
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
Big Stick Policy- In international affairs, ask first but bring along a big army to help convince them. Threaten to use force, act as international policemen to keep Europeans out of Latin America.
Term used to describe the efforts of the US to further its foreign policy through use of economic power. Wanted colonies so that businesses could secure new markets.
Woodrow Wilson's idea of the United States' moral responsibility to deny recognition to any Latin American government that was viewed as hostile to American interests.
After arriving with a fleet of warships, he gets Japan to open ports to America. Helps to end Japanese isolation.
The U.S. gained it from Spain as a result of the Spanish-American War. Strategically located in the Caribbean to protect the Panama Canal.
Annexed by the United States after the Spanish American War. Located near China, it led to new trade with Asia.
Annexed in 1898 after the overthrow of the government. Strategically located for shipping routes to Asia. Pearl Harbor was used for a Naval base.
People who support the policy of their nation acquiring, controlling, or dominating another territory.
People who were against Imperialism; they believed that it was against our Constitution (we are taking over free countries, when we ourselves wanted our own freedom).
Purchased from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars.
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