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15 Cards in this Set

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Josiah Strong
Author of the book "Our Country" Said Americans needed to help the "lesser" races of the world. Interpretation of "White Man's Burden."
Alfred Mahan
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783" Claimed all previous mighty empires had a powerful navy, ergo needed a navy for Empirical superiority
William Randolph Hearst Sr.
"Yellow Press" writer, literally created the Spanish American War with Fredrick Remington. Over exaggerated events by Spanish in Cuba. "You Supply the pictures, i'll furnish the war."
Joseph Pulitzer
Another "Yellow Press" writer, rival of Hearst. Over exaggerated events and blew them outta proportion.
George Dewey
Admiral of the Navy. Known for his crushing victory over the Spanish in the battle of Manila Bay Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
Was exiled from Philippines by Spanish in 1897. Brought back in 1898 to assist American Invasion. 1899 he lead Filipino insurrection against the new American Tyrants. Was captured in 1901 and helped Japanese when occupied island in World War 2
Teller Amendment
the U.S. could not annex Cuba but only leave "control of the island to its people."
Platt Amendment
The Amendment ensured U.S. involvement in Cuban affairs and gave legal standing (in U.S law) to U.S. claims to certain territories on the island including Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
Monroe Doctrine
Became the repeated use of imperialistic America. Foreign countries couldn't interfere with other countries and couldn't colonize them.
Open Door Policy
1898 allowing multiple Imperial powers access to China, with none of them in control of that country
Teddy Roosevelt (TR)
Rough n tuff Roosevelt came from wealthy background. He defeated his bodies own weakness and became the 23rd President at the age of 43, being the youngest the country has seen yet. "Speak Softly but carry a big stick" was his motto as he brought us new territories along with the Panama Canal.
Tr and the Treaty of Portsmouth
1905, guided warring nations of Russia And Japan to peace at Portsmouth New Hampshire. This event along with his helping of an international conference at Algeciras, TR received the Noble Peace prize.
The Insular Cases
are several U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the status of territories acquired by the U.S. in the Spanish-American War (1898). Essentially, the Supreme Court said that full constitutional rights did not automatically extend to all areas under American control. The "deepest ramification" of the Insular Cases is that inhabitants of unincorporated territories such as Puerto Rico, "even if they are U.S. citizens", may have no constitutional rights, such as to remain part of the United States if the United States chooses to engage in deannexation.
Drago Doctrine
was announced in 1902 by the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis María Drago. Extending the Monroe Doctrine, it set forth the policy that no foreign power, including the United States, could use force against an American nation to collect debt. It was supplanted in 1904 by the Roosevelt Corollary.
The Roosevelt Corollary
is a corollary to the Monroe Doctrine that was articulated by President Theodore Roosevelt in his State of the Union Address in 1904. The corollary states that The United States will intervene in conflicts between European Nations and Latin American countries to enforce legitimate claims of the European powers, rather than having the Europeans press their claims directly.