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US History Chapter 9

1. imperialism the policy by which strong nations extend their political, military, and economic control over weaker territories
2. extractive economy sought colonies to provide tea, rubber, iron, petroleum, and other materials for their industries at home
3. Social Darwinism the belief that life consists of competitive struggles in which only the fittest survive
4. Yellow Press publications that featured a popular comic-strip character called "The Yellow Kid"
5. jingoism aggressive nationalism
6. Rough Riders rugged westerners and upper-class easterners who relished what Roosevelt called the "strenuous life"
7. Treaty of Paris Officially ended the Spanish-American War. Spain gave up control of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Pacific Island
8. insurrection rebellion against US rule
9. guerrilla warfare a form of non-traditional warfare generally involving small bands of fighters to attack behind American lines
10. sphere of influence each power had privileged access to Chinese ports and markets
11. Boxer Rebellion A multinational force of European, American, and Japanese troops were sent to the Chinese capitol
12. Open Door Policy preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity
13. Russo-Japanese War In 1905, Representative from Russia and Japan met in, New Hampshire, to negotiate and end to the war
14. Gentlemen's Agreement the school board pledged to end its segregation policy
15. Great White Fleet the President won congressional support for a new force of navy ships
16. Foraker Act which established a civil government in Puerto Rico
17. Platt Amendment restricted the rights if newly independent Cubans and effectively brought the island within US sphere
18. "big stick" diplomacy depended on a strong military to achieve America's goals
19. Panama Canal depended on the scientific breakthroughs by doctors as they learned how to combat tropical diseases
20. Roosevelt Corollary updated the Monroe Doctrine for an age of economic imperalism
21. dollar diplomacy he looked to substitute "dollars for bullets"
22. moral diplomacy work to promote human rights, national integrity, and opportunity
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