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Randalynn Sharp

Chapter 10 History Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Queen Liliuokalani Realized that her reign in Hawaii had come to an end.
Imperialism The policy of extending a nation's authority over other countries by economic, political, or military means.
Alfred T. Mahan Urged government officials to build up American naval power in order to compete with other powerful nations.
William Seward Secretary of State under president Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.
Peal Harbor The kingdom's best port.
Sanford B. Dole Head of government set up by John L. Stevens and the help of the marines.
Jose Marti A Cuban poet and journalist in exile in New York.
Valeriano Weyler Sent to Cuba to restore order.
Yellow journalism The use of sensationalized and exaggerated reporting by newspaper or magazines to attract readers.
U.S.S Maine A U.S warship that mysteriously exploded and sank in the harbor of Havana, Cuba.
George Dewey Gave the command to open fire on the Spanish fleet in Manila.
Rough Riders A volunteer cavalry regiment, commanded by Wood and Roosevelt, that served in Spanish-American War.
San Juan Hill Strategically important hill attacked by Roosevelt.
Treaty of Paris The treaty ending the Spanish-American War. Spain freed Cuba, turned over the islands of Guam and Puerto Rico, and sold the Philippines to the U.S for $20 million.
Foraker Act Legislation passed by Congress in 1900. The U.S ended military rule in Puerto Rico and set up a civil government.
Platt Amendment A series of provisions that the United States insisted Cuba add to its constitution, commanding Cuba to stay out of debt and giving the U.S the right to intervene in the country and the right to buy or lease Cuban land.
Protectorate A country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power.
Emilio Aguinaldo Believed that the U.S had promised independence.
John Hay Issued a series of policy statements.
Open Door notes A series of policy statements issued by John Hay.
Boxer Rebellion A rebellion in which members of a Chinese secret society sought to free their country from Western Influence.
Panama Canal Canal cutting across Central America.
Roosevelt Corollary An extension of the Monroe Doctrine under which the U.S claimed the right to protect its economic interests by means of military intervention in the affairs of Western Hemisphere nations.
Dollar diplomacy The U.S policy of using the nation's economic power to exert influence over other countries.
Francisco Villa lead rebels opposing Carranza's provisional government.
Emiliano Zapata lead rebels opposing Carranza's provisional government.
John J. Pershing Brigadier general used to help capture Villa dead or alive.
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