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Chapter 6 Work Power

History

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Alaska Purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre, for a total of 7.2 million dollars. Important natural resources were fur trade, fishing, timer, and gold. Be came the 49th state.
Hawaii Gave the U.S a presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base. Bacame 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 votes' opinions.
USS Maine Battleships 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 rules.An explosion destroyed the ships killing 260 Americans.US newspapers reported
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. Became a National hero and later was elected President of the United States.
Rough Riders A group of cowboys,Native Americans,collage 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 form fighting against the Native Americans on the Great Plains.
San Juan Hill July 1, 1898-American troops defeated the Spanish troops and at the Battle of San Juan Hill. The Rough Rider and the Buffalo Soldiers joined with other troops there.
August 1898 The U.S. ad Spain sigh a treaty to end the Spanish-American War.
Isthmus A narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas.
Wather Reed A doctor who discovers 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 gained in Canal. Solution: Back by the U.S. Panama gained independence and agreed to let the U.S. buld the 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 went down, so did the case of disease.
Three Problems #. mountains,swamps,and mud of Panama made it hard to dig the canal. Solution: John Stevens brought is more workers and improved living condtions for them, built railroads and convinced
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