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Spanish American War

Information about the Spanish American War and the Roosevelt Corollary

American battleship that exploded in Havana harbor in 1898. U.S.S. Maine
Using exaggerated new stories to sell newspapers. Yellow Jounalism
Cuban citizens who fought for their independence from Spain. Cuban Rebels
Lands gained by the United States as territories after the Spanish-American War. Guam, Puerto Rico, and Philippines
The policy of powerful countries to gain control of weaker countries. Imperialism
Fought with the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War and , later, as U.S. President, directed the building of the Panama Canal. Theodore Roosevelt
Statement made by President Theodore Roosevelt that the U.S. had a right to be involved in Latin American countries to preserve law and order. Roosevelt Corollary
President James Monroe's warning to European nations not to interfere in the Western Hemisphere; issued in 1824. Monroe Doctrine
President Theodore Roosevelt's plan to use U.S. military might to create stability in Latin America, beginning with the building of the Panama Canal. From an African saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." Big Stick Diplomacy
Canal built by the U.S. across Panama to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The canal was completed in 1914. Panama Canal
(3) What did the Roosevelt Corollary add to the Monroe Doctrine? It asserted the U.S.' right to interfere in the economic matters of other nations in the Americas, claimed the United States' right to exercise international police power, and advocated the Big Stick Diplomacy.
(3) Reasons for the Spanish American War? Protection of American business interests in Cuba, American support of Cuban rebels to gain independence from Spain, and Rising tensions between Spain and the United States as a result of the sinking of the Maine in Havana Harbor
(1) Another reason for the Spanish American War. Exaggerated new reports of events (yellow journalism)
(3) Results of the Spanish American War? The United States emerged as a world power, Cuba gained independence from Spain, and The United States gained possession of the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Created by: amessick001