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Chapter 10 Vocab

TermDefinition
Queen Liliuokalani Ruled Hawaii
Imperialism The policy of extending a nation's authority over other countries by economic, political, or military means
Alfred T. Mahan United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century
William Seward An American politician from the state of New York. He served as the 12th Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson
Pearl Harbor A lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base.
Sanford Harbor Led government in Hawaii
Jose Marti A Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature.
Valeriano Weyler Spanish general, and Governor General of the Philippines and Cuba.
Yellow Journalism Journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.
U.S.S. Maine The first U.S. Navy ship to be named after the state of Maine.
George Dewey An admiral of the United States Navy. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War
Rough Riders Volunteer cavalry regiment, commanded by Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt, that served in the Spanish-American War.
San Juan Hill A hill in eastern Cuba that was captured during the Spanish-American War
Treaty of Paris A treaty between Louis IX of France and Henry III of England, agreed to on December 4, 1259 ending 100 years of conflicts between Capetian and Plantagenet dynasties.
Foraker Act Officially known as the Organic Act of 1900, is a United States federal law that established civilian government on the island of Puerto Rico, which had recently become a possession of the United States
Platt Amendment Am amendment to the military appropriations bill, constrained by the earlier Teller Amendment that forbade annexation of Cuba.
Protectorate A country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power
Emilio Aguinaldo Officially considered the First President of the Philippines and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution
John Hay An American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln.
Open Door Notes Messages sent by Secretary of State John Hay in 1899 to Germany, Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan asking the countries not to interfere with the U.S. trading rights to China
Boxer Rebellion A 1900 rebellion in which members of a Chinese secret society sought to free their country from Western influence
Panama Canal A ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States
Roosevelt Corollary The 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
Dollar Diplomacy The use of a country's financial power to extend its international influence.
Francisco "Pancho" Villa Better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or his nickname Pancho Villa – was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals
Emiliano Zapata A leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the founder of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo.
John J. Pershing A general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
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