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US Imperialism

American Imperialism

An economic and political domination of a strong nation over other weaker nations Imperialism
Causes of American Imperialism 1. Thirst for new markets 2. Belief in Cultural superiority 3. Desire for military strength and power
The idea that the English -speaking nations had superior character, ideas, and systems of government and were destined to dominate the planet Anglo- Saxonism
The supposed or presumed responsibility of white people to govern and impart their culture to nonwhite people White Man's Burden
powerful senator, pushed for the construction of a new navy Henry Cabot Lodge
Stated that a nation needed a large navy to protect its merchant ships and to defend its right to trade with other countries. Alfred T. Mahan
Sent to Japan to negotiate a trade treaty Commodore Matthew Perry
"Discovered" the Hawaiian Islands James Cook
Hawaiian queen who wanted to return the power of the Hawaiian monarchy but was deposed by American business owners Queen Liliuokalani
Hawaii's first President Sanford B. Dole
Attaching a territory (or place) to a larger or more significant place (or country) Annex
Leader of the Cuban Rebellion Jose Marti
Yellow Journalist who controlled the New York Journal William Randolph Hearst
Yellow Journalist who controlled the New York World Joseph Pulitzer
Shocking stories and outrageous illustrations based on little factual information Yellow Journalism
Aggressive patriotism to the point of wanting warm Jingoism
American battleship which blew up (event started the Spanish American War) USS Maine
Reasons for the Spanish American War 1. Yellow Journalism 2. Comparison between American Revolution and Cuban Revolution 3. Explosion of the Maine
Leading cause of death during the Spanish American War Disease
Leader of the Philippine Rebellion who once fought with the USA during the Spanish American War Emilio Aguinaldo
Leader of the Rough Riders Theodore Roosevelt
Voluntary cavalry during the Spanish American War that consisted of a diverse group of men Rough Riders
Treaty that ended the Spanish American War Treaty of Paris
Territories gained by the USA during the Spanish American War 1. Cuba 2. Guam 3. Philippines 4. Puerto Rico
specified that Cuba had to allow the United States to buy or lease naval stations in Cuba and The United States had the right to intervene in Cuban affairs. Platt Amendment
Protectorate A country that is technically independent but is actually under the control of another country
Key issue for the USA because of new territories Constitutional Rights of the people living in the new territories
an area where a foreign country controls all economic development Spheres of Influence
policy that declared that other nations must share trading rights with the US Open Door Policy
The art or practice of conducting international relations, as in negotiating alliances, treaties, and agreements. Diplomacy
President who supported Big Stick Diplomacy Theodore Roosevelt
stated that the U.S. would intervene in Latin American affairs when necessary to maintain peace and stability in the Western Hemisphere Roosevelt Corollary
Fleet of US battleships that traveled the globe to demonstrate military might Great White Fleet
Canal built by the USA to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Panama Canal Zone
Type of Diplomacy that was supported by Taft Dollar Diplomacy
US President who supported moral diplomacy Woodrow Wilson
Type of diplomacy that focused on using the economy and business to push US influence and diplomacy Dollar Diplomacy
Moral diplomacy only pledged to support countries who had similar what to the USA Goverments
Type of diplomacy that used military force to push American diplomacy Big Stick Diplomacy
Created by: argrant1215
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