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Social Studeis Vocab

8th Grade

TermDefinition
Open Door Policy Pg. 292 10.1 A declaration that was made by U.S Secretary of State John Hay that all nations should have equal access.
Boxer Rebellion Pg. 292 10.1 Revolt in which Chinese nationalists also known as the Boxers attacked foreigners in order to stop outside involvement.
Isolationism Pg. 289 10.1 Policy of avoiding involvement in other nation's affairs.
Imperialism Pg. 288 10.1 The policy or practice of extending power by acquiring territory around the globe or exploiting (“use”) weaker nations to serve national interests.
Expansionism The policy of territorial or economic expansion.
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Liliuokalani Queen Liliuokalani Queen of the Hawaiian Islands; opposed the annexation of Hawaii to the US; became Queen after King Kalakaua died in 1891. In 1893, she was kicked out of the government; Hawaii was desperately needed as a naval base
Foreign Policy (notes) The policies and actions of a country in regards to other countries.
Collective Security (notes) The policy and practice of working with other countries to influence affairs.
Sphere of Interest 10.1 and notes A country or area in which another country has power to affect developments although it has no formal authority.
Seward's Folly Pg. 289 and notes the transaction in 1867 in which the United States Secretary of State William Henry Seward purchased Alaska from Russia.
Yellow Journalism 10.2 Pg. 294 Journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.
Jingo (notes) Someone with a attitude of aggressive nationalism.
Rough Riders 10.2 Pg. 296 The Rough Riders were a diverse group of volunteer cavalry soldiers who served during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
Nationalism (Notes) A desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate and independent nation of their own
Primary Source ( Notes) An artifact, a document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study.
Secondary Source (Notes) Any source about an event, period, or issue in history that was produced after that event, period or issue has passed.
De Lome Letter (Notes) A letter written by Spaniard Enrique De Lome that was intercepted by the US. The letter mocked the US president McKinley, calling him "weak"
Platt Amendement 10.2 Pg 298 An Amendment that mapped out the conditions between Cuba and the United States around the time of the Spanish-American War.
Emilio Aguinaldo (notes) Was a Filipino general who played an important role in the Philippine Revolution against Spain, and later led Filipino insurgent soldiers against American forces.
Created by: Chase.Wassel
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