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Chapter 9 Vovcab

TermDefinition
imperialism political, military, and economic domination of strong nations over weaker territories
extractive economy economy in a colony where the country removed raw materials and shipped them back home to benefit their own home
Social Dawinism belief that certain nations and races were superior to others and destined to rule over them
Yellow Press newspaper that use sensation and exaggerated stories in order to promote readership
jingoism aggressive nationalism
Rough Riders group of men, consisting of rugged westerners and upper class easterners who fought in the Spanish-American War
Treaty of Paris agreement signed by the U.S. and Spain in 1898 that ended the Spanish-American War
insurrection rebellion
guerrilla warfare form of non-traditional warfare generally involving hit and run attacks by small bands of fighters
sphere of influence a region dominated and controlled by an outside power
Boxer Rebellion violence started by members of a secret society in China which the government of Europe and America to send troops to squash the rebellion
Open Door Policy American statement that the government did not want colonies in China, favored free trade there
Russo-Japanese War war between Japan and Russia in 1904 over the presence of Russian troops in Manchuria
Gentlemen's Agreement pact between the U.S and Japan to end segregation of Asian children in San Francisco public schools
Great White Fleet battleship sent by Roosevelt in 1907 on a good will cruise around the world
Foraker Act law establishing a cicil government in Puerto Rico
Platt Amendment set of conditions under which Cuba was granted independence in 1902
big stick diplomacy Theodore Roosevelt's policy of creating and using, when necessary, a strong military to achieve America's goals
Panama Canal human made waterway linking the Atlantic to the Pacific across the Isthmus of Panama
dollar diplomacy President Taft policy of expanding American investments abroad
moral diplomacy Woodrow Wilson's statement that the U.S. would not use force to assert influence in the world
Roosevelt Corollary Theodore Roosevelt's reassertion of the Monroe Doctrine to keep the Western Hemisphere free from invention by European powers
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