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Chapter 9 Emerging

Chapter 9

TermDefinition
1. imperialism the policy by which nations extend their political, military, and economic control over weaker territories
2. extractive economy economy in a colony where the colonizing country removed raw materials and shipped them back home to benefit its own company
3. social darwinism the belief that life consists of competitive struggles in which only the fittest survive
4. yellow press newspapers that used sensational headlines and exaggerated stories in order to promote readership
5. jingoism aggressive nationalism
6. rough riders group of men, consisting of rugged westerners and upper class easterners who fought during the spanish-american war
7. Treaty of Paris an agreement in which officially ended the spanish-american war (1898)
8. insurrection rebellion
9. guerrilla warfare form of non-traditional warfare generally involving small bands of fighters to attack behind American lines
10. sphere of influence a region dominated and controlled by an outside power
11. Boxer Rebellion violence which prompted the governments of Europe and America to send troops to squash the rebelllion
12. Open Door Policy american statement that the government did not want colonies in china, but favored free trade here
13. Russo-Japanese War 1904 war over the presence of Russian troops in manchuria
14. "Gentleman's Agreement" pact between the U.S. and Japan to end segregation of Asian children in San Francisco public schools.
15. Great White Fleat battleships sent by Roosevelt in 1907 on a "good will cruise" around the world
16. Foraker Act established a civil government in Puerto Rico
17. Platt Amendment restricted the rights of newly independent Cubans and effectively brought the island within the U.S. sphere
18. "big stick" diplomacy Roosevelt's policy of creating and using a strong military to achieve America's goals
19. Panama Canal human made waterway linking the Atlantic to the Pacific across the Isthmus of Panama
20. Roosevelt Corollary Roosevelt's reassertion of the Monroe Doctrine to keep the Western Hemisphere free from the interventin by European powers
21. dollar diplomacy president Taft's policy of expanding American investments abroad
22. moral diplomacy Wilson's statement that the U.S. would not use force to assert influence in the world, but would instead work to promote hiuman rights
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