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ch. 6 world power

TermDefinition
Alaska purchased by Russia, total of 7.2 million . natural resources are fur trade, fishing, timber, and gold
Hawaii gave the U.S. a presence in the pacific ocean and eventually a military base. became 50th state
annex when a larger country protects and supports a smaller country in exchange for their cooperation
yellow journalism false or exaggerated reporting in the news
uss maine battleship sent by president William Mckinley in 1898 to Cuba's Havana harbor to protect the lives and property of Americans in cuba
Spanish American War congress declared war on spain on April 25,1898. nearly 1 million americans volunteered to fight.
Theodore (teddy) roosevelt assistant secretary of the navy left his jib to organize a group of volunteered soldiers to fight .
rough riders a group of cowboys, Native Americans, college athletes, and wealth New yorkers led by TTR in the Spanish- American War
buffalo soldiers African American 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.
August 1898 the u.s. and Spain to end the Spanish-American War
inthmus a narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas
Walter Reed a doctor who discovered that many diseases were carried by mosquitoes and tested his theory on himself
Three Problems 1. united States had to get control of land for the panama canal
Three problems 2. diseases such as malaria and yellow fever were in the hot wet areas of Panama
Three Problems 3. Mountains , swamps , and mud of Panama made it hard to dig a canal .
Panama Canal opened on August 15,1914 used for shipping
Progressives reformers who worked to stop to stop unfair practices by businesses and improve the way government worked
muckrakers progressive writers who uncover what some people saw as "muck" shameful conditions
Ida Tarbell wrote a series of magazine articles
trust companies join together to form groups that control whole industries
Upton Sinclair wrote a novel called the jungle exposing conditions.
blue laws laws designed to solve social problems and made it against the law to buy alcoholic drinks on Sunday
16th amendment 1912- started income tax - tax on money from work or investments.
conservation protecting something from being destroyed or used up
John Muir a naturalist and writer who had a great impact on conservation
world war 1 from 1914- 1919 called the" war to end all wars"
Nationalism a love of ones country and a desire to have that 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 United Kingdom, France, Italy , Belgium, Serbia, U.S. , Russia
alliance and agreement among nations to defend one another in case of attack
isolationsm a country prefers to remain neutral ( not pick sides) and let other countries handle their own issues
Woodrow Wilson president during WW1
Eddie Rickenbacker one of 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 central powers and demanded that Germany pay a large fine and not rebuild its army
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