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US ch 9 vocab

TermDefinition
1.imperialim a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
2.extractive economy one that relied on extracting natural resources
3.social Darwninism the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals
4.yellow press is a type of journalism that presents little or no well researched news
5.jingoism extreme patriotism;in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy
6.rough riders a person who breaks in or can ride unbroken horses
7.Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the U.S
8.insurrection a violent uprising against an authority or government
9.guerrolla warfare is a form of irregular warfare and refers to conflicts with small groups
10.sphere of influence a country or area in which another country has power to affect developments although it has no formal authority
11.boxer rebellion an attempted to drive all foreigners from China
12.open door policy the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
13.Russo-japanese war Japanese victory in the war with Russia and gave Japan power over Korea
14."gentleman's agreement" an arrangement or understanding which is based upon the trust of both or all parties
15.great white fleet was a popular nickname for the U.S navy battle fleet that completed a circle on the globe
16.foraker act is a United States federal law that established civilian government on the island of Puerto Rico
17.platt amendment was a rider appended to the Army Appropriations Act
18."big stick diplomacy' refers to negotiating peaceably with other nations
19.panama canal a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States
20.roosevelt corollary is a corollary to the Monroe Doctrine that was articulated by President Theodore Roosevelt in his State of the Union Address in 1904
21."dollar diplomacy" the use of a country's financial power to extend its international influence
22."moral diplomacy" was the idea that the United States would support only Latin American governments
Created by: christina19