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Ch. 6 World Power

Social Studies

Alaska Purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre, for a total of 7.2 million dollars. Became the 49th state
Hawaii Gave US a presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base. Became the 50th state.
annex When a larger country protects and supports a smaller country in exchange for their cooperation.
yellow journalism Sold papers and gave greater political power because it was a way of controlling voters' opinions.
USS Maine Battleship sent by President William McKinley to Cuba's Havana harbor, an explosion killed 260 Americans and destroyed the ship
Spanish- American War Congress declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898. Nearly 1 million Americans volunteered to fight.
Theodore Roosevelt assistant secretary of the Navy left his job to organize a group of volunteer soldiers to fight. He was a hero and elected President.
Rough Riders a group of cowboys, Native Americans, college athletes, and wealthy New Yorkers led by Roosevelt in the war.
Buffalo Soldiers units of experienced African American soldiers who got their name from fighting 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.
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
Water Reed a doctor who discovered that many diseases were
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