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American History-Becoming a World Power
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A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, socially, and economically. A stronger nation takes over a weaker nation or area by force
United States reasons for imperialism
1890-1914, gain new markets, raw materials, build up the military (naval bases) and European nations were doing it already.
Ship that explodes off the coast of Cuba in Havana harbor and helps contribute to the start of the Spanish-American War
What was the name of commodore Dewey's flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in May 1898?
A volunteer military group led by Theodore Roosevelt which fought in Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish American War
A queen of Hawaii that highly opposed control of Hawaii by the U.S. and wanted to keep the islands mainly native, reducing the power of merchants from foreign nations.
Alfred T. Mahan
A captain in the U.S. Navy who wrote "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History." He urged government officials to build up American naval power in order to compete with other powerful nations
1. Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt who pioneered the Open-Door Policy in China and Panama canal
A country, state, or territory with its own internal government but under the control of an outside power. Example -Puerto Rico
Sensational style of reporting used by newspapers in which the newspaper uses dramatic photos and language to attract the attention of readers. This syle of reporting was used in 1898 to help push the U.S. into the Spanish-American War.
A canal that crosses the isthmus of Panama connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Built by the United States between 1904 and 1914.
Open Door Policy
A policy proposed by the John Hay of US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China.
(1823) President James Monroe's statement forbidding further colonization in the Americas and declaring that any attempt by a foreign country to colonize would be considered an act of hostility
1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in South And Central America by using military force
Good Neighbor Policy
A departure from the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, the Good Neighbor Policy stressed nonintervention in Latin America. It was begun by Herbert Hoover but associated with Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History
Alfred Thayer Mahan (1890) U.S. Navy admiral advises expansion of navy and overseas military bases to protect foreign markets-influences Teddy Roosevelt and promotes American imperialistic efforts
Spanish- American War
1898. War fought between the US and Spain in Cuba and the Philippines. It lasted less than 3 months and resulted in Cuba's independence as well as the US annexing Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.
Treaty of Paris
(1898) Ended the Spanish American war. Provided that Cuba be free from Spain.
Big Stick Diplomacy
Diplomatic policy developed by Teddy Roosevelt that emphasizes US power and TR's readiness to use military force if necessary. It is a way of intimidating countries without actually harming them and was the basis of U.S. imperialistic foreign policy.
A policy of avoiding political or military involvement with other countries
Opposite of isolationism, a policy of being involved in world affairs.
A system of using tariffs to raise the price of imported goods in order to protect domestic producers
Agreement by a group of nations to defend the other in case of an attack on them
mid 1800's American belief that the US is destined to expand across the North American continent
The use of sensationalized and exaggerated reporting by newspapers to attract readers.
William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper publisher who adopted a sensationalist style. His reporting was partly responsible for igniting the Spanish-American War.
American Newspaper publisher who introduced techniques of 'new journalism' to the newspapers he acquired. He was one of the practicing leaders of yellow Journalism
Leader of the Rough Riders in Spanish American War. Became President 1901-1909. He changed the nation's foreign policy by making it more imperialistic and adding new lands like Hawaii.
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