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Lauren Reynolds

Chapter 10 History Vocab

TermDefinition
Queen Liliukalani The queen of the kingdom of Hawaii and was overthrown by the sailors and marines.
Imperialism The policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, political, or military control over weaker territories.
Alfred T. Mahan Leader of the U.S. Navy. Urged government officials to build up American naval power in order to compete with other powerful nations.
Pearl Harbor Hawaii's best port.
Sanford B. Dole New ruler of the government after the queen was overthrown.
Jose Marti A Cuban poet and journalist in exile in New York, launched a revolution in 1895.
Valeriano Weyler General who was sent by Spain to Cuba to restore order.
Yellow Journalism Sensational or exaggerated reporting to attract readers.
U.S.S Maine Was sent to Cuba to bring home American citizens in danger from the fighting.
George Dewey Commodore who gave the command to open fire on the Spanish fleet at Manila.
Rough Riders A volunteer cavalry under the command of Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt.
San Juan Hill Location of the most famous battle in Cuba.
Treaty of Paris The treaty ending the Spanish-American war.
Foraker Act Ended military rule and set up a civil government.
Platt Amendment Commanded Cuba to stay out of debt and give the U.S. the right to intervene and buy Cuban land for naval ports.
Protectorate A country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger person.
Emilio Aguinaldo The rebel leader that believed that the United States had promised independence.
John Hay U.S. Secretary of State who issued a series of policy statements called the Open Door notes.
Open Door Notes Letter addressed to the leaders of imperialist nations proposing that the nations share their trading rights with the U.S.
Boxer Rebellion Rebellion in which members of a secret society in China who sought to free their country of western influence.
Panama Canal An artificial canal through Panama that gave a passage through the two oceans
Roosevelt Corollary The U.S. declared the right to protect all countries in the western hemisphere.
Dollar Diplomacy Using the nations economic power to exert influence in other countries.
Francisco "Pancho" Villa Mexican rebel leader.
Emiliano Zapata Mexican rebel leader.
John J. Pershing A brigadier general who was sent into Mexico under Wilson.
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