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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
America as an Imperialist Power
Review of America as it enters the world stage
Terms in this set (33)
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy, economic or military force.
Columbian province where the French first attempted to build a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
Captain of the U.S. Navy who was for imperialism. He thought that a bigger navy was needed to protect American ships.
This experience would create both the need and ability for America to extend its interests beyond the continental United States
An early territorial acquisition in the years following the Civil War, its purchase from Russia was seen as a waste of money by many people
This European state had once had an extensive colonial empire beginning with Columbus. By 1898, only a badly managed remnant of that empire remained for the Americans to seize in war
The pride of America's new navy, it was sunk in Havana Harbor in February 1898
Driven by a similar cause as that which inspired the progressive muckrakers, the purpose of this was to sell outrage and newspapers to the public
Islands in the western Pacific that were tied to Spanish rule when America went to war over Cuba in 1898
Leader of the Filipino independence movement against Spain (1895-1898). He proclaimed the independence of the Philippines in 1899, but his movement was crushed and he was captured by the United States Army in 1901.
An ardent imperialist, he was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and ordered the Pacific Fleet to sail to the Philippines before he resigned to join the war personally in Cuba. He would later organize the effort building a canal in Panama
an enclosure with gates built in a canal or river so that ships can be raised or lowered by changing the water level
Cuban poet and journalist who organized a guerilla revolution against Spain in 1895- "Cuba Libre" free Cuba was his battle cry-and sought US support and intervention.
The Delome Letter
A private letter written by Enrique Depuy de Lome, Spanish ambassador to U.S, he called the American President President McKinley as "weak" and "a bidder for the admiration of the crowd". This would be used by the yellow press to push America to war
American president who reluctantly decided to go to war against Spain. His assassination made Theodore Roosevelt as an accidental president
This nation was outraged by America's support of the secession of Panama for the purpose of building a canal in Panama
This small nation built the world's largest colonial empire though building and using a modern industrial strength navy
Having successfully engineered the building of a canal in Egypt, this European nation was the first to make a serious attempt to join the Atlantic and Pacific in Panama.
One of Spain's remaining American colonies, this Caribbean island remains an American commonwealth
a disease transmitted by mosquitoes: its symptoms included high fever and vomiting., Americans helped to control this by eliminating mosquito breeding areas.
While Cuba was officially granted independence, it was made this and put it under American control
Once ruled by a native monarchy, American businessmen overthrew this government and sought to be annexed by the United States in a move they thought would be good for business. It would be a valuable coaling station for America's Pacific Navy
Was the Secretary of State in 1899; dispatched the Open Door Notes to keep the countries that had spheres of influence in China from taking over China and closing the doors on trade between China and the U.S.
The world's largest market, this formerly powerful empire had been greatly weakened and its independence challenged by Japan and western imperialist powers
1899 rebellion in Beijing, China started by a secret society of Chinese who opposed the "foreign devils". The rebellion was ended by British troops.
Many American statesmen including William Jennings Bryan and Grover Cleveland held a position that would make them strongly object to the annexation of the Philippines
The primary military force driving global imperialism
The rise of this new imperialist power made it a new rival to American imperialism in the Pacific. President Roosevelt earned a Nobel Peace Prize for brokering peace between this nation and Russia in 1905.
Big Stick Diplomacy
Emphasizing military force over threats, President Roosevelt used this type of diplomacy as America grew into a world power by 1905.
A civil war in this country brought America into the conflict where its help was not welcomed by either side. This would lead to a small invasion and attack of American citizens in New Mexico and a resulting American invasion into Mexico
He wanted America to be the missionary of freedom and democracy and drove America's relations with other countries to follow moral rather than economic grounds
This belief that non-white people would be elevated and Christianized by the rule of European or American governments represented the impact of ___ imperialism and diplomacy
the fuel that moved modern navies t the turn of the 20th century. It required stations by which ships can "fill their tanks" to make long voyages across the Pacific
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