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Ch.6 World Power

Social Studies

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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,and gold. Became the 49th state.
Hawaii Gave the U.S. a presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base. Became 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 voters' opinion.
USS Marine Battleship sent by Presidents William McKinley in 1898 to Cuba's Havana harbor to protect the lives and property of Americans in Cuba during Cuba's revolution form Spanish rule.
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 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 was elected 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 name form fighting against Native Americans on the Great Plains.
San Juan Hill American troops defeated the Spanish troops at the battle of San Juan Hill. The rough rider and the buffalo Soldiers joined with other troops there.
August 1898
isthmus
Walter Reed
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