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chp.9vocab

TermDefinition
1.imperialism the policy by which strong nations extend their political, military,an economic control
2. extractive economy economy in a colony where the colonizing country removed raw materials and shipped them back home to benefit its own economy
3.social darwinism the belief held by some in the late nineteenth century that certain nations and races were superior to others and therefore destined to rule over them
4.yellow press publications that featured a popular comic strip character called the "yellow kid"
5.jingoism aggressive nationalism
6.rough riders a group that consisted of rugged westerners and upper-class easterners who relished what Roosevelt called the "strenuous life "
7. treaty of paris signed by Spain and the u.s. in December 1898 it officially ended the war
8.inserrection REBELLION
9. guerrilla war fare a form of nontraditional warfare generally involving small bands of fighters
10. sphere of influence a region dominated and controlled by an outside power
11. boxer rebellion violence started by members of a secret society in china,which prompted the governments of Europe and america to send troops to squash rebellion
12. open door policy american statement that the government did not want colonies in china but favored free trade there
13. Russo- Japanese war a war between japan and Russia in 1904 over the presence of Russian troops in manchuria
14."gentlemen's agreement " pact between japan and u.S. to end the segregation of Asian children in San Francisco public schools. in return japan agreed to limit the immigration in of its citizens to the united states
15.great white fleet 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 the amendment restricted the rights of the newly independent cu bans and effectively brought the island within u.s. sphere
18."big stick" diplomacy teddy r.policy of creating and using, when necessary, a strong military to achieve Americas goal
19. panama canal human made water way linking the alantic to the pacific across the isthmus of panama
20. Roosevelt coolary teddy r. reassertion of the Monroe doctrine to keep the western hemisphere free from intervention by Europe powers
21."dollar diplomacy" president Taft's policy expanding american investments abroad
22."moral diplomacy" Woodrow Wilson's statement that the U.S. would not use force to assert influence in the world , but would instead work to promote human rights.
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