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Imperialism Ch 10

Queen Liliuokalami Queen of Hawaii surrendered her kingdom to be taken over by the US and become one of their states.
Imperialism the policy of extending a nations authority over other countries by economic, political, or military means
Alfred T Mahan An Admiral of the US Navy. He urged government officials to build up American naval power in order to compete with other powerful nations
William Seward Secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson
Pearl Harbor Hawaii's best port, The base became a refueling station for American ship
Sanford B Dole After overthrowing the queen of Hawaii he headed the new government
Jose Marti a Cuban poet and journalist in exile in New York, launched a revolution in 1895
Valeriano Weyler General sent to Cuba to restore order
yellow journalism the use of sensationalized and exaggerated reporting by newspapers or magazines to attract readers
U.S.S. Maine a US warship that mysteriously exploded and sank in the harbor of Havana Cuba on Feb 15 1898
George Dewey Commodore, gave the command to open fire on the Spanish fleet at Manila, the Philippine capital
Rough Riders A volunteer cavalry regiment, commanded by Leonard Wood, and Theodore Roosevelt, that served in the Spanish-American war
San Juan Hill The victory of the US cleared the way for an infantry attack at this strategically important place
Treaty of Paris the treaty ending the Spanish-American War in which Spain freed Cuba, turned over the islands of Guam and Puerto Rico to the US and sold the Philippines to the US for $20 million
Foraker Act legislation passed by Congress in 1900, in which the U.S. ended military rule in puerto rico and set up a civil government
Platt Amendment a series of provisions that in 1901 the US insisted Cuba add to its new constitution, commanding Cuba to stay out of debt and giving the US the right to intervene in the country and the right to buy or lease Cuban land for naval and fueling stations
protectorate a country whose are partially controlled by a stronger power
Emilio Aguinaldo The rebel leader, believed that the US had promised Independence
John Hay US secretary of state issued Open Door Notes in 1899
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 US trading rights in China
Boxer Rebellion A 1900 rebellion in which members of a Chinese secret society sought to free their country from Western influence
Panama Canal an artificial waterway cut through the Isthmus of Panama to provide a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans opened in 1914
Roosevelt Corollary an extension of the Monroe Doctrine announced by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, under which the US claimed the right to protect its economic interests by means of military intervention in the affairs of Western Hemisphere nations
dollar diplomacy the US policy of using the nations economic power to exert influence over other countries
Francisco "Pancho" Villa Rebel leader opposed Carranza's provisional government
Emiliano Zapata Rebel leader opposed Carranza's provisional government
John J. Pershing Brigadier general, ordered by President Wilson into Mexico to capture Villa dead or alive
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