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chapter 6 world powe

Social Studies

TermDefinition
Alaska purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre for a total of 7.2 million dollars
Hawaii gave the U.S. a presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base
annex When a larger country helps a smaller country for their cooperation
yellow journallism false or exaggerated reported in the news
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
Spanish - American War congress declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898
Theodore Roosevelt assistant secretary of the navy left his job to organize a group of volunteer soldiers to fight
Panama Canal opened on August 25, 1914. used for shipping 50 miles long
progressives reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by business and to improve the way the 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 the standard oil company and the danger of trusts and monopolies controlling the market
Trust companies join together to form groups that control the whole industries
Upton SinClair wrote a novel called the jungle exposing the conditions in the meat packing industry
Blue Laws laws designed to solve social problems and made it against the law to buy alcoholic drinks on Sundays
Rough Riders a group of cowboys native american 's, college athletes and wealthy New Yorkers led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish american war
Buffalo Soldiers unit of African american soldiers who got their name from fighting native american's on the great plains
San Juan Hill american troops defeated the Spanish troops at the battle of San Juan hill
August 1898 america and spain sign a treaty to end the spanish american war
isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas
Walter Reed a doctor who discovered many diseases were carried by mosquitoes and tested the theory on himself
Three problems united states had to get control of land for the panama canal. diseases like malaria and yellow fever were in hot areas of panama. mountains , swamps, and mud of panama made it had to dig the canal
16th amendment started income tax tax on money earned from work or other in vestments
Conservation protecting something from being destroyed or messed 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 desire to have that country free from all others
Central powers Germany, Austria Hungary , Ottoman empire (turkey), Bulgaria
Allied Powers United Kingdom, France, Italy,Belgium,Serbia,U.S.,Russia
alliance an agreement 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 WWl. formed the 14 point 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 WWl. punished the central powers and demanded that Germany pay a large fine and not rebuild its army
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