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Imperialism WW1

TermDefinition
Foreign policy consists of a country's policies towards other nations.
Yellow journalism Sensationalized events in Cuba by American newspapers eager for a war with Spain.
De Lome Letter Letter written by a Spanish official, claiming that President McKinley was weak.
Spanish-American War Fought on two fronts, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific, against the Spanish empire.
Alfred Thayer Mahan Argued that, to achieve world power, the U.S. needed a strong, powerful Navy.
Dollar Diplomacy President Taft's foreign policy toward Latin America that advocated for financial investment in Latin America.
U.S.S. Maine Warship that mysteriously exploded in Havana, Cuba; seen as a cause of the Spanish-American War.
Panama Canal Completed in 1914, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; allowed for faster travel between oceans.
Open Door Policy Gave equal trading rights to all countries in China.
Big Stick Policy President Roosevelt's foreign policy that he would "speak softly and carry a big stick"; use force if necessary.
Roosevelt Corollary Addition to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the U.S. would intervene in the affairs of Latin America as a police force.
Imperialism Policy or practice of extending a nation's rule over the less powerful territories.
Moral Diplomacy President Wilson's foreign policy of only supporting democratic countries.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austrian-Hungarian leader who was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist; considered spark of World War I.
Selective Service Act Government can now draft men into war.
Neutrality Policy of not taking sides in a war.
League of Nations International peace-keeping organization, created after WWI.
U-Boats German submarines
Unrestricted submarine warfare Germany's policy of using U-Boats to attack any ship during WWI regardless of country's affiliation with the war.
Western Front fight on the French and Germany boundary during WWI.
Trench warfare New and strange method of fighting that resulted from the use of machine guns; soldiers dug into the earth to create trenches to fight from.
Treaty of Versailles Ended WWI with provisions that were considered very harsh on Germany.
Reparations Provision of the Treaty of Versailles that made Germany pay for the war damages.
Zimmerman Telegram Secret message from Germany to Mexico, promising to return lost territories if they entered into an alliance with Germany against the U.S.
Espionage and Sedition Acts Made it a crime to criticize American involvement in WW1; considered to go against the freedom of speech.
Woodrow Wilson President who attempted to remain neutral in WWI but was eventually forced to ask for a declaration of war after Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare.
Lusitania British passenger ship that was sunk by German U-boats, killing over 1,000 people, including Americans.
Fourteen Points Proposed by Wilson before the end of WWI as the basis for peace in Europe; included a League of Nations.
Isolationism Policy after WWI of separation from affairs of other countries and turning their backs to Europe.
Machine Gun Technology developed to automatically fire bullets at high rates; led to the digging of trenches and a stalemate in the WWI.
Tank Technology developed to overcome machine guns and trenches; ended stalemate on the Western Front.
Central Powers WWI Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary; Ottoman Empire
Allied Powers WWI Alliance: Serbia, Great Britain, Russia, France, United States, Italy
Created by: rkrauseemhs