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US His - Imperialism

US History - Imperialism

TermDefinition
William McKinley President of US during Spanish American War
Teddy Roosevelt Fought battles in Cuba as leader of Rough Riders
William Howard Taft President after Roosevelt that encouraged Dollar Diplomacy
Social Darwinism Belief that only strong nations that expand their territory will survive.
Spanish American War Fought in 1898 between US and Spain over territory in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean
Yellow Journalism Sensational news stories that helped convince US people to go to war with Spain
USS Maine US naval ship that exploded in Havana Harbor.
Platt Amendment Caused Cuba to become a US protectorate
Sanford Dole He led a revolt and became President of Hawaii before it was annexed by the US
Sphere of Influence Territory that is controlled by another nation for its trade and resources (ex. China)
Open Door Policy US attempt to keep China open to all nations for trade
Anti-Imperialist League Group of Americans that were strongly against US expansionist policies
Panama Canal Engineered waterway that linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and allowed ships to bypass South America
Monroe Doctrine US policy that stated all European countries could not longer set up colonies in North and South America
Roosevelt Corollary US will use military force if necessary to back up the Monroe Doctrine
Alfred T. Mahan He wrote a book explaining that building a strong navy was essential for countries to expand their territories
John Hay US Secretary of State known for the US Open Door policy
Emilio Aguinaldo Filipino leader of rebellion against Spain and USA
George Dewey US Naval Commodore that defeated Spain in the Battle of Manila Bay in Philippines.
Imperialism Practice of bigger stronger nations taking over weaker nations for economic gains
Treaty of Paris Signed by US and Spain where US gained four of Spain's former land areas
Dollar Diplomacy US policy to use money to influence governments in Latin America
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