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Imperialism Practice

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  • Q1
    A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, economically, or socially.
    Imperialism
    30s
  • Q2
    A country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power.
    Protectorate
    30s
  • Q3
    William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer published sensational stories and used this form of journalism to promote the Spanish-American War.
    Yellow Journalism
    30s
  • Q4
    U.S. Battleship that exploded in Havana Harbor in 1898; Evidence suggests an internal explosion, however Spanish military was framed by Yellow Journalism; The incident was a catalyst for the Spanish American War
    USS Maine
    30s
  • Q5
    The First United States Volunteer Calvary, a mixure of Ivy League athletes and western frontiermen, volunteered to fight in the Spanish-American War. Enlisted by Theodore Roosevelt. Won Kettle Hill and subsequently San Juan Heights.
    Rough Riders
    30s
  • Q6
    The treaty that concluded the Spanish American War, Commissioners from the U.S. were sent to Paris on October 1, 1898 to produce a treaty that would bring an end to the war with Spain after six months of hostility. From the treaty America got Guam, Puerto Rico and they paid 20 million dollars for the Philippines. Cuba was freed from Spain.
    Treaty of Paris (1898)
    30s
  • Q7
    A canal that crosses the isthmus of Panama connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Built by the United States between 1904 and 1914.
    Panama Canal
    30s
  • Q8
    A statement of foreign policy which proclaimed that Europe should not interfere in affairs within the United States or in the development of other countries in the Western Hemisphere.
    Monroe Doctrine
    30s
  • Q9
    Established the principle that the United States has the right to act as the "policeman of the Western Hemisphere" and intervene in the internal affairs of Latin American nations.
    Roosevelt Corollary
    30s
  • Q10
    A notion held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic the Pacific.
    Manifest Destiny
    30s
  • Q11
    Roosevelt's philosophy - In international affairs, ask first but bring along a big army to help convince them. Threaten to use force, act as international policemen
    Big Stick
    30s
  • Q12
    the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country
    Expansionism
    30s
  • Q13
    Statement of U.S. foreign policy toward China. Issued by U.S. secretary of state John Hay (1899), the statement reaffirmed the principle that all countries should have equal access to any Chinese port open to trade.
    Open Door Policy
    30s
  • Q14
    Areas in which countries have some political and economic control but do not govern directly (ex. Europe and U.S. in China)
    Spheres of Influence
    30s
  • Q15
    Legislation that severely restricted Cuba's sovereignty and gave the US the right to intervene if Cuba got into trouble. Cuba was a protectorate.
    Platt Amendment
    30s

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