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American Naval commander who used threats to convince Japan to open ports to the US in 1854

Matthew Perry

A 1904-1905 conflict between Russia and Japan, sparked by the two countries' efforts to dominate Manchuria and Korea

Russo-Japanese War

A military dictator of a Latin American Country


A conflict between Britain and China, lasting from 1839-1842, over Britain's opium trade in China

First Opium War

Chinese river that periodically floods causing destructon to farmland and hunger for the Chinese people

Yellow River

A policy, proposed by the US in 1899, under which all nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China

Open Door Policy

An 1854 agreement between the US and Japan, which opened two Japanese ports to US ships and allowed the US to set up an embassy in Japan

Treaty of Kangawa

An addictive drug prepared from the juice of a poppy, used as a narcotic and in medicine as a painkiller


Site of Japanese occupation for 35 years during which the people were treated harshly


In feudal Japan, supreme military commander who ruled in the name of the emporer


Conflict between China and Japan from 1894-1895, over control of Korea, the Japanese would quickly drive the Chinese out of Korea, then move into Manchuria, and get its first two colonies as a result of the peace treaty

Sino-Japanese War

Chinese man who was influenced by Christian missionaries, he had visions of saving the world beginning with China, he wanted a China where there was sharing of wealth and no poverty

Hong Xiuquan

An exemption of foreign residents from laws of a country

extraterritorial rights

Secret organization in China whose goal was to rid China of foreign influence

Society of Harmonius Fists

Peace treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War

Treaty of Portsmouth

A 1900 rebellion in China, aimed at ending foreign influence in the country

Boxer Rebellion

Qing ruler who who valued traditional values but support certain reforms in China such as the self-strengthening movement

Empress Cixi

Peace treaty between Britain and China ending the Opium war and giving Britain control of Hong Kong

Treaty of Nanjing

The adding of a region to a territory of an existing political unit, example Korea to Japan


The period of Japanese history from 1867 to 1912, during was ruled by emperor Emperor Mutsushito

Meji era

A foreign region in which a nation has control over trade and other economic activities

Sphere of Influence

A mid-19th century rebellion against the Qing Dynasty in China, led by Hong Xiuquan

Taiping Rebellion

US President responsible for drafting the treaty ending ending in the Russo-Japanese War

Theodore Roosevelt

He began a reform, fought against French rule of Mexico, and left a legacy of peace, progress, and reform


A manmade waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, built by the US and opened in 1914

Panama Canal

He helped overthrow Huerta, seized control of the government, and murdered Zapata, thus ending the Mexican civil war, he then adopted a revised constitution that is still in effect today in Mexico


He began a revolt for Texas independence from Mexico

Steven Austin

He began the Mexican Revolution with his push for Democratic government and called for an armed revolt against Diaz


Peace treaty signed in 1848 between the US and Mexico that gave the US control of California and the Southwest US

Treaty of Gaudeloupe Hildalgo

A US policy of opposition to European interference in Latin America, announced by President James Monroe in 1823

Monroe Doctrine

He fought against the French, restored order in Mexico, stabilized the currency and encouraged foreign investment; he left a legacy of harsh rule, rising food prices, and the exploitation of the peasants


This military leader took over the Presidency after Madero had trouble maintaining control, and he was very unpopular with the people


This is the site of a battle where 200 Americans held off Santa Anna's forces of 4000 troops for 12 days until the were overcome; it served as inspiration to Texans in future battles

The Alama

An 1898 conflict between the US and Spain, in which the US supported Cuba's fight for independence and as a result the US gained the rest of Spain's empire

Spanish-American War

He was appointed emperor of Mexico by the French ruler Napoleon III and ruled until it became too costly for France to keep control; he was then captured and executed


He assembled an army in the north during the Revolution and became popular because of his Robin Hood policy, and he won important victories against Diaz's army and later General Huertas forces

Pancho Villa

Cuban exiled writer who returned to Cuba to fight for independence during which he was killed

Jose Marti

Reform movement aimed at redistribution of land, separation of church and state, and an increase in educational opportunites

La Reforma

He was instrumental in the fight for Mexican independence from Spain, he led Mexican forces against Texas, and was President on 4 occasions; his legacy is that of military defeats and loss of territory to the US, poverty, and a repressive

Santa Anna

He assembled an army to the south during the Revolution and was determined to give the land back to the peasants; he helped defeat Diaz and Huerta


This country lost control of Panama after the US encouraged a revolution


President Theodore Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, in which he declared the US had the right to exercise "police power" throughout the Western Hemisphere

Roosevelt Corallary

Explain the manner in which Meji modernized Japan

• diplomats sent to Europe and US

• copied German government and army

• copied British Navy

• copied American Education system

Why was the Open Door Policy so important to the US and China?

• protected trade for US in China

• China's freedom from Europe Colonization

Explain how Japanese modernization and reform led to their growth of desire for imperialism

• convinced Europeans for equality

• strongest military power in Asia

• imperialism gave security and met economic needs