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George Dewey
admiral of the United States Navy
Monroe Doctrine
Declared western hemisphere off limits.
Isolationism
United States should stay out of the other nations issues.
Imperialism
Extending a nations policy through military, economy, and annexation.
Josiah Strong
Congretional Minister; wrote Our Country.
Our Country
Written by Josiah Strong; Influential piece of American literature.
William Henry Seward
Secretary of State
Queen Liliuokalani
Queen of Hawaii until overthrown by the United States government.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that the most powerful navy will control the globe; it was most famously presented in The Influence of Sea Power Upon.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History"
role of sea power throughout history
McKinely Tariff
Greater american exports.
Wilson Gorman Tariff
reductions in the overall average rates; response to McKinley tax
Valeriano Weyler
Captain-General of Cuba prior to the Spanish American War.
Yellow journalism
lies that became popular around the Spanish American war.
USS Maine
a destroyed ship; that sparked yellow journalism, and believed to begin the spanish american war.
reconcentration policy
concentration camps in the twentieth century, the idea was to keep the Cuban civilians alive and protected until the Spanish were victorious
Teller amendment
did not intend to annex cuba
"splendid little war"
a respose to the uss maine,
san juan hill
most famous battle of the War.
Treaty of paris 1898
spain recognized cubas independence and spain and buba seceeded from the united states
Charles Francis Adams
congressman
Anti-Imperialist League
against the treaty of paris
Foraker Act
established Puerto Rico as an unorganized united states teritory. although they were not iven full citizenship.
Platt Amendment
united states intervention to protect cubas interests
open door policy
established the free trade between the united states and china; enlisting major european and asian nations.
john hay
helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris. His contributions included the adoption of an open door policy in China and the preparations for the Panama Canal. He is also renowned for his comment, written in a letter to President Theodore Roosevelt, describing the Spanish American War as a "splendid little war."