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anti-imperialist

a person who does not believe in expanding a nation by taking other lands

expansionism

imperialism, the policy or practice of taking lands to increase the size of the country

philanthropist

a person who works to help others, often by giving money to charitable causes

yellow journalism

news reporting that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensation and attract readers

alliance

an agreement between partners who support each other against a common enemy.

allied

X

Theodore Roosevelt

XX

Americans demanded war when...

the U.S. battleship Maine exploded in Havana harbor—killing 260 American sailors

causes of the Spanish-American War

American sympathy with Cuban


revolutionaries, yellow journalism, and the desire to get Spain out of the American


hemisphere.

William Howard Taft

X

Woodrow Wilson

overcame his childhood difficulties and became a distinguished writer, a brilliant professor, and eventually, president of the United States. Though he revealed a different problem—a blind spot when it came to racism and women’s rights

German submarines began sinking ships, even passenger ships; In the Zimmerman


Telegram, Germany suggested an alliance


with Mexico in which Mexico would


regain Texas and New Mexico


if Germany won the war.

these two major events pushed the United States into the war

Nationalism

when people of each nation are extremely proud of their country and wanted it to be the most


powerful nation.

Imperialism

when countries competed to have the largest empires in the world

Militarism

Nations built up enormous military forces and acquired new weapons that were more deadly


than anything that had come before.

peacemaker

the position that President Wilson tried to follow - not taking sides but remaining neutral.

WWI was different from other wars because

inventions that people thought would prevent war (airplanes, machine guns, submarines, poison gas) were turned to killing. The armies dug into trenches and stayed in the same place for four years. Armies ignored the rules of fair play that had been used in previous wars.