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IGHS Winkels

US History Chapter 18 People

Alfred T. Mahan a naval officer and historian, he urged the US to build a stronger Navy, obtain naval bases in Cuba, Hawaii and the Philippines, and to build a canal across Central America to join the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Frederick J. Turner a historian who believed settling the frontier was important to Americans searching for their fortunes, and who needed a fresh start
Matthew Perry Commodore Perry negotiated a treaty that opened Japan to trade with America
Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown by the U.S. government because she abolished the constitution that had given political power to the white minority
Jose Marti In 1895, this Cuban launched a war for independence from Spain.
William Randolph Hearst a newspaper publisher; published the New York Journal
George Dewey Commodore Dewey defeated the Spanish Fleet in Manila Bay, Philippines when it was controlled by Spain, May 1898
Emilio Aguinaldo led Filipino nationalists in defeating the Spanish army
Rough Riders organized and commanded by Teddy Roosevelt; consisted of rugged Westerners and upper-class easterners who fought battles for Kettle and San Juan Hills outside Santiago, Cuba
William Howard Taft He became governor of the Philippines in 1901; helped the island recover from the rebellion; built schools, roads, and bridges.
John Hay U.S. Secretary of State; notified leaders of imperialist nations that the US expected equal treatment when trading with China.
Francisco "Pancho" Villa leader of a group of rebels in Mexico who raided a town in New Mexico and killed 18 Americans
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