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Alaska Purchased from Russia for 2 cents an acre, for a total of 7.2 million dollars.
Hawaii Gave the U.S. 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 False or exaggerated reporting in the news.
USS Maine Battleship sent by President William McKinley in 1898 to Cuba's Havana harbor to protect the lives and property of Americans.
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. Later he was elected as the President of the United States.
Rough Riders A group of cowboys, Native Americans, college athletes, and wealthy New Yorkers led by Theodore Roosevelt.
Buffalo Soldiers Units of experienced African American soldiers who got their name for from fighting against the Native Americans.
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 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.
1st Problem 1. Backed by the U.S. Panama gained independence and agreed tho let the U.S. build the canal.
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