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C-6 Vocaabulary

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Alvin C. York
1887-1964 War hero from World War 1, known for his bravery and expert shooting
Cuba
Largest country in the West Indies; America helped them get independence from Spain
Puerto Rico
Island in the West Indies; America helped them get independence from Spain
Panama Canal
Canal through the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
William Seward
1801-1872 Secratary of state from 1861 to 1869. He negotiated the United States' purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.
Hawaii
United States took over, it later became a state; group of islands (volcanic) in the central Pacific ocean that became a state in 1959
Teddy Roosevelt
1858-1919 26th President of the United States, from 1901-1909. Lead a group of soldiers called the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. As president, he established national forests and parks.
Walter Reed
1851-1902 United States Army doctor and medical researcher who proved diseases such as yellow fever and malaria are spread by mosquitoes.
Yellow Journalism
false or exaggerated reporting
Rough Riders
Volunteer soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War
Buffalo Soldiers
Nickname for African-American soldiers who fought in the wars against Native Americans living on the Great Plains during the 1870s
Isthmus
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas
John Muir
1838-1914 Naturalist and conservationist who helped establish Sequoia and Yosemite national parks
trust
large companies with the power to drive out competition in an industry
Progressives
Reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by businesses and improve the way the government works
muckraker
Writer or journalist of the early 1900s who uncovered shameful conditions in business and other areas of American life
conservation
protection and careful use of natural resources
Serbia
country in Southern Europe where Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated, leading to World War 1
Woodrow Wilson
1856-1924 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921; led the United States during World War 1
Eddie Rickenbacker
1890-1973 Pilot for the United States Army who shot down several German planes during World War 1
World War 1
War fought from 1914 to 1918 between the Central and Allied Powers. The United States joined the Allied Powers in 1917, helping them to victory
alliance
agreement among nations to defend one another
league of nations
international organization formed after World War 1 to help prevent wars
Blue Laws
Laws introduced by Progressives in the early 1900s designed to solve social problems like alcohol abuse
Austria-Hungary
country in south central Europe that declared war on Serbia, starting World War 1
Versailles
city in north central France, where treaty was signed ending World War 1
John J. Pershing
1860-1948 Army general who lead American forces in Europe during World War1
Nationalism
Love of country and the desire to have one's country free from the control of another
Isolationism
Policy in which a country prefers to remain neutral and let other countries handle their own affairs
Treaty of Versailles
treaty signed in 1919 that officially ended World War 1