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Reciprocity
the exchange of privileges, or obligations between states of the U.S. or between nations
Archipelago
A large group of islands: the Philippine archipelago.
George E. Dewey:
a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
William Jennings Bryant:
American lawyer and politician who campaigned unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1896, 1900, and 1908. He is famous for his impassioned “Cross of Gold” speech advocating free silver (1896) and for his defense of fundamentalism in the Scopes trial
Yellow journalism:
the use of sensational reports embellished reporting, and attention-grabbing headlines to sell newspapers.
Clayton- Bulwer Treaty:
was an agreement that both nations were not to colonize or control any Central American republic to prevent one country from building a canal across Central America
Muckrakers:
applied to American journalists, novelists, and critics who in the first decade of the 20th cent. attempted to expose the abuses of business and the corruption in politics.
Lochner v New York:
was a controversial case in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that a law limiting working hours was unconstitutional because it interfered with a "right to contract" implicit in the due process clause.
Louis D. Brandeis:
Louis D. Brandeis: was an important American litigator, Justice, advocate of privacy, and developer of the Brandeis Brief. I
Kaiser Wilhelm III:
grandson of Queen Victoria and Kaiser of Germany from 1888 to 1918; he was vilified as causing World War I
Lusitania:
An ancient region and Roman province of the Iberian Peninsula. It corresponded roughly to modern-day Portugal.
Federal Reserve Act:
The bill was proposed as a result of hearings held by a Congressional committee, charged with investigating the control of the U.S. economy by influential bankers.
Scorched earth:
the policy of burning and destroying all the property in a given area so as to deny it to an enemy.
Alfred Thayer Mahan:
American naval officer and historian whose written works, such as The Influence of Sea Power upon History, prompted a worldwide buildup of naval strength prior to World War I
Emilio Aguinaldo:
Philippine leader of a rebellion against Spanish rule and an uprising against American authority that ended with his capture and subsequent oath of allegiance to the United States.