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SS ch. 6 vocabulary

Ch. 6 SS Becoming a World Power: 5th Grade

League of Nations An international group formed after World War I to prevent future wars. The USA never joined the League.
Buffalo Soldiers African-American soldiers who fought against Native Americans in the 1870s. Some later fought in the Spanish American War (1898).
isthmus A narrow strip of land between two larger areas of land.
yellow journalism exaggerated or untrue reporting
nationalism The love of one's country and desire to have one's country free from the control of other countries. A cause of World War I.
trust Large companies that work together to drive out their competitors.
Rough Riders Volunteer soldiers commanded by Teddy Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War (1898).
isolationism The belief that a country should remain neutral and not interfere with other countries. A belief many Americans had before and after World War I.
alliance An agreement among nations to defend each other.
muckraker A writer, journalist, or reporter from the early 1900s who tries to uncover shameful conditions in American businesses or other areas of American life.
World War I A large-scale war fought mostly in Europe between 1914-1918. The USA was not directly involved until 1917.
Progressives Reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by business. They also worked to improve the way government works.
Spanish American War A war fought in 1898 between the USA and a former world power. Because of this war, the USA gained Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands.
conservation The protection and careful use of natural resources.
Treaty of Versailles Treaty written by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to officially end World War I.
Blue Laws Codes introduced by Progressives to improve social problems, like alcohol abuse.
Panama Canal Theodore Roosevelt called this "the greatest engineering feat of the ages". Built by the USA between 1903-1914.
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