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American History

Ch.10 American Claims an Empire

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 of the U.S. Navy. urged government officials to build up American naval power in order to complete with other powerful nations.
William Seward a supporter of American expansion, secretary of state under presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson
Pearl Harbor U.S. military and economic leaders already understood the value of islands, they pressured Hawaii to allow the U.S. to build a naval base at Pearl Harbor, the kingdom's best port
Sanford B. Dole help from marines, set up a government headed by Sanford B. Dole
José Martí a cuban poet and journalist in exile in New York, launched a revolution in 1895
Valeriano Weyler Spain responded to the Cuban revolt by sending General 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 President McKinley had ordered the U.S.S Maine to Cuba to bring hoe American citizens in danger from the fighting and to protect American property
George Dewey a 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 Americas cleared the way for an infantry attack on the strategically important San Juan Hill
Treaty of Paris Touched off a great debate in the United States.
Foraker Act l egislation 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 seriesof provisions that, in 1901, the United States insisted Cuba add to its new constitution, commanding CUba to stay out of debt and giving the United States the right to intervene in the country and the right to buy or lease Cuban land for naval and
Protectorate a country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power.
Emilio Aguinalado believed that the United States had promised independence
John Hay U.S. Secretary of State,a series of policy statements called the Open Door Notes
Open Door Notes a series of policy statements
Boxer Rebellion a 1900 rebellion in which members of a Chinese secret society sought to free their country from Western influence
Panama Canal am artificial waterway cut through the Isthmus of Panama to erprovide a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, opened in 1914.
Roosevelt Corollary added to the Monroe Doctrine, said that the U.S. would now use force to protect its economic interest in Latin America.
Dollar Diplomacy Taft administration followed the policy of using the U.S. Goverment to guarantee loans made to foreign countries by American businesspeople
Francisco "Pancho" Villa opposed Carranza's provisional government.
Emiliano Zapata opposed Carranza's provisional government and a son of a mestizo peasant was dedicated to land reform
John J. Pershing general came into Mexico to capture Villa dead or alive.
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