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imperialism
A policy by which one country takes control of the land and people of another country or region.
social darwinism
The belie that states that are the strongest and fittest will flourish and survive in society.
great white fleet
The ships in the nacy which expanded and modernized it.
sewards folly
The Purchase of Alaska
Commodore Matthew Perry
He was sent to negotiate a treaty with Japan
Queen Liliuokalani
There was a 1893 revolt by US sugar planters against her. She was forced to give up her throne. She resented the contro lof the US planters.
Colony
Land owned by a couhntry but not a state.
Protectorate
State that is controlled and protected by another
Sphere of Influence
An area usually around a sea port where nation had special trading pivilages.
Open Door Policy
All nations would have the right to trade in any other nations sphere of influence.
Boxer Rebellion
The chinese who wanted to drive all foreigners out of China. They attacked foreigners.
Jose Marti
Kept up the battle for freedom in Puerto Rico and Cuba.
General Weyler
He used harsh measures to ragain control in Cuba. Put 50000 of them in detention camps!
"Remember the Maine"
Maine ship blown up. This caused Americans to want war with Spain.
Jingoism
Extreme patriotism in form of agresssive or warlike foreign policy.
Spanish-American War
Made the United States a world power
Rough Riders
First volunteer cavarly regiment. (Roosevelt in charge) They consisted of cowboys from the west and college boys from the East.
Battle of San Juan Hill
Caused Spainish to surrender the war. United States captured Puerto Rico.
Platt Amendment
The amendment that limited Cubas right to make treaties or borrow money. Gave the US rigbht to intervene and protect US life and property in Cuba.
Puerto Rico
The citizens were now US citizens. The US set up a nnew government for them.
Panama Canal
1914. US benefited. It helped the trade of many nations
Roosevelt Corollary
Expansion of Monroe Doctrine. It claimed the right of the US to intervene in Latin America to preserve law and order
the Big Stick Policy
Policy (Roosevelt) towards Latin American. "Speak softly and carry a big stick and you will go far."
Dollar Diplomacy
American Bankers and business men would invest in Latin American. The best way to expand US influence.
General Pershing
Commanded US force. The force grew so big that Mexico president thought he was being invaded by US.
Made the United States a world power
Spanish-American War
First volunteer cavarly regiment. (Roosevelt in charge) They consisted of cowboys from the west and college boys from the East.
Rough Riders
Caused Spainish to surrender the war. United States captured Puerto
Rico.Battle of San Juan Hill
The amendment that limited Cubas right to make treaties or borrow money. Gave the US rigbht to intervene and protect US life and property in Cuba.
Platt Amendment
The citizens were now US citizens. The US set up a nnew government for them.
Puerto Rico
1914. US benefited. It helped the trade of many nations
Panama Canal
Expansion of Monroe Doctrine. It claimed the right of the US to intervene in Latin America to preserve law and order
Roosevelt Corollary
Policy (Roosevelt) towards Latin American. "Speak softly and carry a big stick and you will go far."
the Big Stick Policy
American Bankers and business men would invest in Latin American. The best way to expand US influence.
Dollar Diplomacy
Commanded US force. The force grew so big that Mexico president thought he was being invaded by US.
General Pershing