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CH 6 world power

Alaska purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre for total of 7.2 million dollars important natural resources were fur trade fishing timber and gold. became 49th state
Hawaii gave the U.S. a presence in the Pacific ocean and eventually military base. became the 50th state
annex when a larger county protects and supports a smaller country in exchange for there cooperation.
yellow journalism false or exaggerated reporting in there in the news it sold more papers and gave greater political power because it was a way of controlling voter's opinions
USS Maine Battleship sent by President William McKinley in 1898 to Cuba's Havana harbor to protect the lives and property of America in the Cuba war Cuba's revolution from Spanish rule. An explosion destroyed the ship killing 260 Americans US Americans
Spanish American War Congress declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898 Nearly 1 million Americans volunteered to fight. Established U.S. as a world power
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Assistant secretary of the Navy left his job to organize a group of volunteers soldiers to fight. He became a national hero and later was elected for 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 names 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 rider and buffalo soldiers joined with other troops there.
August 1898 The U.S. ans Spain signed 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 that many diseases were carried by mosquitoes and tested his theory on himself.
Three problems 1 The united states had to get control over land for the Panama Canal solution: backed by the U.S. panama gained independence and agreed to let the U.S. build canal
Three problems 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 want down so did the cases of disease
Three problems 3 mountains swamps and mud of panama made it hard to dig the canal solution: John Stevens brought in more workers and improved living conditions for them but built railroads and convinced Roosevelt to us ea 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 moth trip.
Progressives reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by businesses and to improve the way government worked
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