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vocabulary 9

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imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
extractive economy A resource-based economy, dependant on harvesting or extracting natural resources for sale or trade
social Darwinism The application of Darwinism to the study of human society, specifically a theory in sociology that individuals or groups achieve advantage over others as the result of genetic or biological superiority.
yellow press Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.
jingoism extreme patriotism, esp. in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
rough riders a person who breaks in or can ride unbroken horses.
treaty of Paris was 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
insurrection a violent uprising against an authority or government.
guerrilla warfare the use of hit-and-run tactics by small, mobile groups of irregular forces operating in territory controlled by a hostile, regular force.
sphere of influence a country or area in which another country has power to affect developments although it has no formal authority.
boxer rebellion a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
open door policy the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
Russo-japanese war Japanese victory in the war with Russia (1904-1905) gave Japan power over Korea and Manchuria
gentleman's agreement an arrangement or understanding which is based upon the trust of both or all parties, rather than being legally binding.
great white fleet The great white fleet was a group of 16 battleships that were sent around the world from 1907 to 1909. They were all painted white except for some scrollwork on their bows. The ships were sent on their voyage by President Theodore Roosevelt.
foraker act The Foraker Act was enacted on April 12, 1900. It was a federal law in the United States that established the government in Puerto Rico. The government was civilian run.
platt amendment set out the rights of the US to protect Cuba. The Cuban parts of the agreement include a clause about sanitizing the cities and manufacturing goods. There was also an agreement to lease space for military bases to the U.S.
big stick diplomacy International negotiations backed by the threat of force. The phrase comes from a proverb quoted by Theodore Roosevelt, who said that the United States should “ Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
panama canal a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904-1914)
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.
moral diplomacy was that the US would only support Latin American governments if they supported US interest. It was during the Woodrow Wilson presidency that the Moral Diplomacy was put in place. It was used to promote national self-determination and human rights.
Created by: demontes06