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Ch.6 SS world power

Social studies

TermDefinition
Alaska Purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre. Natural resources were fur trade, fishing, timber, and gold.
Hawaii A presence in the Pacific Ocean and eventually a military base.
Annex When a larger country protects and supports a smaller country fin exchange for their cooperation.
Yellow Journalism False or exaggerated reporting in the news. It was a way of controlling voters' opinions.
USS Maine Battleship sent by President William McKinley to Cuba's Havana harbor to protect people lives and property.
Spanish-American War Congress declared war on Spain in 1898, nearly 1 million Americans volunteered to fight.
Theodore Roosevelt Assistant secretary of the Navy. He became a national hero and was later elected President.
Rough Riders A group of people led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War
Buffalo Soldiers Experienced African American soldiers who got their name from fighting against the Native Americans.
San Juan Hill 1898- American troops defeated the Spanish troops at the battle of San Juan.
August 1898 The U.S. 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 doctor who discovered that many diseases were carried by mosquitoes and tested his theory on himself.
Panama Canal problem 1- U.S. had to get control of land for the Panama Canal Backed by the U.S. Panama gained independence and agreed to let the U.S. build the Canal.
Problem 2-Diseases such as malaria and yellow fever were in the hot wet areas of Panama Areas of standing water were drained and the mosquito population went down, and so did the cases of disease.
Problem 3-Mountains,swamps, and mud of Panama made it hard to dig the Canal. John Stevens brought in more workers and improved living conditions for them, and built railroads.
Panama Canal Opened on August 15, 1914. Used for shipping, 50 miles long.
Progressives Reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by businesses and to improve the way government worked.
Muckrakers Progressive writers who uncovered what some people saw as "muck", shameful conditions in business and other areas.
Ida Tarbell Wrote a series of magazine articles about the Standard Oil Company, the dangers of trust, and monopolies.
Trust Companies join together to form groups that control whole industries.
Upton SIncalir Wrote a novel called "The Jungle" exposing conditions in the meat-packing industry.
Blue Laws Laws designed to solve social problems and made it against the law to buy alcoholic drinks on Sundays.
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