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Alaska Purchased from Russia, Became the 49th state of America.
Hawaii Gave the U.S. a presence in the pacific ocean and eventually a military base. Became the 50th state of America.
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. I t controlled political power because it was a way of controlling voter's opinions.
USS Main A battleship sent by President William Mckinley in 1898 to Cuba's Harbor to protect the lives and property of Americans in Cuba during the Spanish American war. An explosive destroyed the ship killing 260 Americans,The US said Spain caused the explosion.
Spanish- American war Congress declared war on Spain on April 25,1898. Nearly 1 million Americans volunteered to fight. Established the U.S. as a world power.
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Assistant secretary of the Navy left his job to organize a group of volunteer soldiers to fight. He became a national hero and later President of the United States.
Rough Riders A group of cowboys, Native Americans, College athletes, and wealthy New Yorkers led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American war.
Buffalo Soldiers Units of experienced African 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. The Rough Riders and the Buffalo soldiers joined with the other troops there.
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.
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