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Chapter 6 word power

Social Sudies

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 a presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base. Became the 50th state
annex when a lager 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 battleship sent by President William McKinley in `1898 to Cuba's Havana harbor to protect the lives and property of Americans. An explosion destroyed the ship killing 260 Americans. US newspapers reported the Spain caused the explosion, but no one knows.
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 elected President of the United States.
Rough Riders a group of cow boys, 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 1, 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 two larger areas
Walter Reed a doctor who discovers that many diseases were carried by mosquitoes and tested his theory on himself
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