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Chapter 6 Vocab.

Social Studies

TermDefinition
Alaska Was purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollars, important natural resource were here and the became the 49th state
Hawaii Gave the U.S. a presence in the Pacific Ocean and soon became a military base and was the 50th state
Annex Larger country protects smaller country for their cooperation
Yellow Journalism false in reporting news. sold more papers and gave more political power because it was controlling people opinions
USS Maine Battleship sent by President William McKinley in 1898 to protect Cuba harbor. Was destroyed and thought Spain did it
Spanish-American War Congress declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898. Many Americans volunteered to fight
Theodore Teddy Roosevelt Use to work for the navy but quit to form a group of fighters. Was a hero and later became President
Rough Riders A group of cowboys, Native Americans, college athletes, and New Yorkers lead by Theodore Roosevelt during Spanish- American war
Buffalo Soldiers units of experienced African Americans that fought of Native Americans in the Great Plains and that's how they got their name
San Juan Hill American Troops defected the Spanish at the Battle of San Juan Hill and contained the Rough Riders and Buffalo Soldiers
August 1898 The U.S. and Spain signed a treaty to end the Spanish-American War
Isthmus a narrow strip that connects two larger areas
Walter Reed a doctor who found diseases that mosquitoes carried and tested on himself
Three Problems 1. U.S. had to find land for the Panama Canal 2. diseases like malaria and yellow fever were in the area of the Panama
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