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Chapter 9 Vocabulary

Imperialism the policy which strong nations extend their political, military and economic control over weaker territories
Extractive Economy ecomony in a colony where the colonizing country removed raw materials and shipped them back home to beneift its own economy
Social Darwinism the beleif that life consists of competitive struggles in which only the fittest survive
Yellow Press newspapers that used sensational headlines and exaggerated stories in order to promote readership
Jingoism aggressive nationalism
Rough Riders rugged westerners and upper-classmen who relished what Roosevelt called the "strenuous life"
Treaty of Paris ended the war
Insurrection rebellion against U.S. rule
Guerrilla Warfare a form of non-traditional warfare generally involving small bounds of fighters to attack behind American lines
Spheres of Influence a region dominated and controled by an outside power
Boxer Rebellion violence started by members of a secret society in China
Open Door Policy american statement that the govt did not want colonies in china
Gentelmen's Agreement the school board pledged to end its segregation policy
Great White Fleet the Presd. who won congressional support for a new force of navy ships
Foraker Act established a civil govt. in Puerto Rico
Platt Amendment restricted rights of newly ind. Cubans and effectively brought the island within the U.S. sphere
"big stick" diplomacy Roosevelts policy of creating and using a strong military to acheieve Americas goals
Panama Canal human made waterway connecting atlantic and pacific
Roosevelt Corollary Roosevelts reassertion to keep the W Hemishpere free from intervention
Dollar Diplomacy Presd. Tafts policy of expanding Americas investments aboard
Moral Diplomacy woodrow wilsons statement that the U.S. would not use force to assert influence in the world but use human rightshuma
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