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chapter6 world power

social studies

Alaska purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre, for a total of 7.2 million dollars. Important natural resources were fur trade, fishing, timber and gold. became the 49th state.
Hawaii gave the U.S. 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 reporting in the news. It sold more papers and gave greater political power because it was a way of controlling voters opinions
USS Maine battle ship sent by president William McKinley in 1898 to Cuba's Havana harbor to protect the lives and property of Americans in Cuba during Cuba's revolution from Spanish rule. An explosion destroyed the ship killing 260 Americans. U.S. newspapers repo
Spanish American War congress declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898. Nearly 1 million Americans volunteered 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 later was 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 American soldiers who got their name from fighting against the Native Americans on the great plains
San Juan Hill July 1898 American troops defeated the Spanish troops at the Battle of San Juan Hill. The Rough Riders and the Buffalo soldiers joined with other troops there
August 1898 the U.S. and Spain sign a treaty to end the Spanish American War
Isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects to 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 to get control of land for the panama canal. Solution: backed by the U.S. panama gained independence and agreed to let the U.S. build the canal.
Three Problems 2 diseases such as malaria and yellow fever were in the 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
Three Problems 3 mountains swamps and mud of panama made it hard to dig in the canal Solution: John Stevens brought in more workers and improved living conditions for 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 shipping 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 reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by businesses and to improve the way the government worked.
Muckrackers Progressive writers who uncovered what some people saw as muck shameful conditions in business and other areas in American life.
Ida Tarbell wrote a series of magazine articles about the 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 to the Sherman Antitrust Act
Trust companies join together to form groups that control whole industries Monopolies were only one company controlling the market trust are groups. like monopolies they had power to push out the competition and drive up the prices.
Upton Sinclair wrote a novel called the jungle exposing conditions in the maet packing industry Helped convince Roosevelt to pass 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 Sundays
16th Amendment 1913 started income Tax tax on money earned from work or investments. Money to be used to pay for reforms and other government projects
Conservation protecting something from being destroyed or used up
John Muir a naturalist and writer who had a great impact on conservation Worked with Roosevelt to establish a national park system
World War 1 from 1914 - 1919 called war to end all wars
Nationalisim a love of ones 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
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