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Mckenzie Skinner

Chapter 6 Vocabulary Words

Yellow Journalism False or exaggerated reporting
Spanish American War War between Spain and the United States in 1898 in which United States gained Spanish Territory
Rough Riders Volunteer soldiers lead by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish American War
Buffalo Soldiers Nick name for African american soldiers who fought in the war against Native Americans who lived on the great plains in the 1870's
isthmus A narrow strip of land that connect two larger pieces of land
Trust Large companies with the power to drive out competition in an industry
Progressives Reformers who have worked to fix unfair practices by business and to improve the way governments work
muckraker Writer or journalist of the early 1900's who uncovered shameful conditions in businesses and other areas of American Lifes
Blue Laws Laws introduced by progressives in the 1900's designed to solve problems such as alcohol abuse
conservation Protection and careful use of natural resources
World war 1 War fought from 1914 to 1918 between central and allied powers
nationalism Love of Country and desire to have one's country free from the control of another
Alliance agreement among nations to defend others
isolationism policy in nation prefers to remain neutral and let other countries handle their affair
League of Nations international organization formed after World War 1 to prevent wars
Treaty of Versailles Treaty signed in 1919 to officaly end World war 1
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