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Ch. 6 World power

TermDefinition
Alaska Cost: -Purchased from Russia -2 cents per acre -End up costing 7.2 million dolars. Resourses- Fur -gold -fish -timber
Hawaii Became a millitary base for the US
annex When a larger country protects a smaller country for an exchangefor their cooperation
yellow journalism False or exxagerated reporting on the news to change a voter's opinion
USS Marine A battleship used to protect Americans in Cuba's revolution from Spanish rule. The ship was exploded , killing 260 people.
Spanish-American War War against Spain in April 25, 1898. 1 million Americans volunteered to fight, making the US a world power.
Theodore Roosevelt An assistant secretary of the Navy. Then he became President of the United States
Rough Riders A group of american cowboys that led the American army into the Spanish-American War
Buffalo Soldiers African Americans who got their name from fighting Native Americans on the Great Plains.
San Juan Hill The Rough Riders and Buffalo soliders worked together to defeat the Spanish Troops on July 1, 1898
August 1898 The US 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 docter who discovered a disease that were carried by mosquitoes
1st Problem P: had to get land for the panama canal S:The US Panama gained independece so were able to have it
2nd Problem P:Diseases were around hot wet areas of the Canal S: drained standing waters and mosquito population
3rd Problem P:Mountains, Swamps, and mud made it hard to dig the canal S: John Stevens brought more workers and built railroads
Panama Canal 1. opened 8/25/1914 2.Used for shipping 3. made for shorter distantes 4. 9hours instead of 2 months
Progressives reformers who worked to stop unfair practices
muckrackers writers that discover shamful conditions in American life
Ida Tarbell Wrote series of magazines about trusts and monopolies
Trust companies joining together to take control of whole industries
Upton Sinclair wrote a novel about the conditions in a meat packing factory which made the Meat inspection act, Pure food act, and drug act
Blue Laws law designed to solve social problem
16th Admendment started income tax
Conservation protecting something
John Muir worked with Conservation
World War 1 from 1914-1919 ''War to end all wars''
Nationalism a love for ones country
central powers Germany, Turkey,Austia-hungry,Bulgiria
Allied Powers United Kingdom,France,Italy,Belgium,Serbia,US,Russia
alliance an agrement upon nations to work together
isolationism a country perfering to stay neutral
Woodrow Wilson President during WW1
Eddie Rickenbacker one of the first ace fighter pilots
League of Nations an organisation formed to prevent wars
Treaty of Versailles ended WW1
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