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Ch. 6 World Power

Alaska purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre, for a total of 7.2 million dollars. Important natural resources were fur,trad,fishing,timber,and gold. Became the 49th state
Hawaii gave the U.S a presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base. Became the 50th state
annex when a larger country protects and supports a smaller country in exchange for their cooperation
yellow journalism false or exaggerated in the news and gave greater value to political power because it was a way of controlling voters' opininos
USS Maine battleship sent by President William McKinley in 1898 to Cuba's harbor to protect the lives and property of Americans in Cuba from Spanish rule, an explosion destroyed the ship killing 260 people
Spanish-American War Congress declared war on Spanish on April 25, 1898. Nearly 1 million Americans volunteer to fight. Established the U.S as a world power
Theodore(Teddy) Roosevelt assistant secretary of the navy left his job to organize a group of volunteer soldiers to fight. He became a national hero and was later elected President of the United States
Rough Riders a group of cowboys, Native Americans, college athletes, and wealthy New Yorkers led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish- American War
Buffalo Soldiers units of experienced African Americans soldiers who got their name from fighting against the Native Americans on the Great Plains
San Juan Hill July 1, 1898- American troops defeated the Spanish troops at the battle of San Juan Hill. The Rough Riders and the Buffalo solider joined with other troops here
August 1898 the U.S and sign a treaty to end the Spanish-American War
Isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects two large areas
Walter Reed a doctor who discovered that many diseases were carried by mosquitoes and tested his theory on himself
Three Problems each slide represents one
1. United States had to get control of the land for the Panama Canal Solution: backed by the U.S Panama gained independence and agreed to let the U.S. build the canal
2. Diseases such as malaria and yellow fever were in the hot wet areas of Panama Solution: areas of standing water were drained and the mosquito population went down, so did the cases of disease
3. Mountains, swamps, and mud of Panama made it hard to dig a canal Solution: John Stevens brought improved workers and improved living conditions from them, built railroads and convinced Roosevelt to use a system of locks to raise and lower ships.
Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914, used for frees hipping, 50 miles long. Ships could move from one end of the canal to the other in 9 hours instead of having to sail around Cape Horn a two month trip
Progressives reforms who worked to stop unfair practices by business and to improve the way government worked
muckrakers Progressive writers who uncovered what some people saw as "muck", shameful conditions in business and other areas of American life
Ida Tarbell wrote a series of magazine articles about Standard Oil Company and the dangers of trust and monopolies controlling the market, her articles helped convince Roosevelt to be a "trust-buster" and led the Sherman Antitrust Act
Trust companies join together to from groups that control whole industries. Monopolies were only one company controlling the market, this is groups . Like monopolies they had the power to push out the competition and drive up the prices
Upton Sinclair wrote a novel called The Jungle exposing conditions in the meat-packing industries. Helped convince Roosevelt to pass the the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure food and Drug Act
Blue Laws laws designed to solve social problems and made it against the law to buy alcoholic drinks on Sunday
16th Amendment 1913-started Income Tex-tax on Money earned from work or investments. Money to be used to pay for reforms and other government projects
Consevation protecting something from being destoryed or used up
John Moir a naturalist and writer who had a great impact on conservation. Worked with Roosevelt to establish a national park service
World War 1 from 1914-1919, called the" war to end wars"
Nationalism a love of one's country and a desire to have that country free from the control of others
Central Powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire(Turkey), Bulgaria
Allied Powers Untied Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Serbia, U.S, Russia
Alliance an agreement among nations to defend one another in case of attack
isolationism a country prefers to remain neutral(not pick sides) and let other countries handle their own business
Woodrow Wilson President during WW1. Formed the 14 Points plan for the armistice agreement and proposed the League of Nations
Eddie Rickenbacker one of the first U.S fighter pilot to be an"ace"
League of Nations an international organization formed to prevent wars
Treaty of Versailles ended WW1. Punished the Central Powers and demanded that Germany pay a large fine and not rebuild its army
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