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Chapter 22 vocab

imperialism this is the building of an empire by founding colonies and conquering other nations
isolationism a national policy of avoiding involvement in other countries' affairs
yellow journalism the reporting of exaggerated stories in newspapers in increase sales
William H Seward This person was the Secretary of State in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. He was responsible for purchasing Alaska from Russia
The Teller Amendment A congressional resolution that said that the US had no interest in taking control of Cuba
The Platt Amendment This was part of the Cuban Constitution that the US helped write. It limited Cuba's right to make treaties and gave the US the right to intervene in Cuban affairs
Rough Riders This is a group of soldiers organized by Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt to fight in Cuba
Panama Canal This is a manmade waterway across the Isthmus of Panama that was built by the US and finished in 1914
Monroe Doctrine This was President James Monroe's foreign policy. This statement forbid the colonization of the Americas and said that any attempt to do so would be considered an act of hostility.
Roosevelt Corollary This is Theodore Roosevelt's addition to the Monroe Doctrine warning nations in the Americas that if they didn't pay their debts, the US would get involved.
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