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Events and Things

TermDefinition
Isolationism A government's policy to avoid political or economic agreements with other countries
Imperialism The idea that one country can control another country through diplomacy to gain power and authority
Patriotism When someone shows a strong love for their country
Manifest Destiny The belief that God gave Americans the right and duty to expand westward and spread the American way of life
Colonization When one country takes control of another country to gain money
Diplomacy When one country makes treaties, alliances, or agreements with other countries
Empire When several countries exist under one larger authority
Spanish-American War A war the US fought with Spain in order to help Cuba become an independent country, and to gain influence over Cuba
Neutrality When a country refuses to take sides in a disagreement or conflict between other countries
Big Stick Diplomacy Favored by President Theodore Roosevelt, it used the threat of force to advance American foreign policy.
Dollar Diplomacy Created by President Taft, it used investment in foreign countries to advance American foreign policy.
Moral Diplomacy Favored by President Wilson: the belief that America should promote democracy or moral progress in other lands
Open Door Policy When there are equal trading rights between nations
Bully A person who uses strength or power to control or harm someone who is weaker
Foreign Policy The way that the United States deals with things that happen in other nations that could affect life in the U.S.
Seward's Folly The purchase of Alaska. People called it "Seward's Folly" because they did not see the value Alaska would bring to the United States.
Created by: kellyemo