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Ch.6 World Power

Alaska purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre, for total of 7.2 million dollars
Hawaii gave the U.S. a presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base
annex when a larer country protects and supports a smaller country in exchange for their cooperation
yellow journalism false or exaggerated reporting in the news
USS Maine An explosion destroyed the ship killing 260 Americans
Spanish- Americans War Congress declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt assistant secretary of the Navy left his job to organize a group of volunteer soldiers to fight
Rough Riders Native Americans, college athletes, and wealthy New Yorkers led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War
Buffalo Soldiers Afrricn 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
August 1898 the U.S. and Spain sign a treaty to end the Spanish- American War
isthmus a narrow stip of land that connects two larger areas
Walter Reed a doctor who discoveredthat many diseases were carried by mosquitoes and tested his theory on himself
Panama Problems 1. United States had to get con trol of land for Panama Canal backed by the U.S. Panama Canal
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