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chapter 22

Imperialism

TermDefinition
Dollar diplomacy President William Taft promoted American economic penetration to underdeveloped nations.
Isolationism A national policy that eschews foreign alliances.
Open Door Policy Propounded by Secretary of State John Hay, affirming the territorial integrity of China and free trade.
Platt Amendment A law passed and superseding the Teller Amendment, which stipulated the conditions for the withdrawal of American forces.
Reconcentration camps Spanish refugee camps into which cuban farmers were herded in 1896 to not provide assistance to rebels.
Teller Amendment A rider to the war resolution with Spain. Congress didn't intend to annex Cuba and would recognize Cuban independence from Spain.
Panama Canal Allowed U.S. warships to travel swiftly between Atlantic and Pacific.
Taft's Dollar Diplomacy Encouraged U.S. government-supported investment abroad.
Roosevelt Corollary Asserted U.S. right to military intervention in Latin America.
Defeat of Spain Opened former Spanish colonies to U.S. annexation and economic penetration.
Annexation of Hawaii United States helped sugar planters depose Queen Liliuokalani.
Josiah Strong, Our Country Applied social darwinism--"survival of the fittest"--to justify American expansion.
U.S. annexation of Philippines United States became formal empire
USS Maine Generated public pressure for war against Spain
A.T. Mahan Endorsed naval power to ensure prosperity and national security.
Roosevelt intervenes Advanced expansive rights in Central America.
Hay-Pauncefote Treaty Gives United States rights to build interoceanic canal.
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty Britain and United States sign, it concerns interoceanic canal.
Anti-Imperialists insisted that since no one would consider statehood for the Philippines, it would be unconstitutional to annex them.
Insurrection A violent uprising against an authority or government.
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