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World Power

Mrs. Brown's World Power

Teddy Roosevelt said "Speak softly and carry a big stick". Meaning the US would be the "police power" in the Western Hemisphere. Big Stick Policy
This was passed to keep Europeans out of the Western Hemisphere. Monroe Doctrine
This said the US would intervene in Latin America to maintain stability in the Western Hemisphere. Roosevelt Corrollary
Connected the Atlantic and Pacific ocean making trade easier and travel faster. Panama Canal
Chinese who did not like foreigners in their country, they rebelled and killed them Boxer Rebellion
Was used as the justification of anglo saxons (whites) to educate and help nonwhite indigenous people in their colonies "White Man's Burden"
This gave all nations equal rights to trade with China. Open Door Policy
Mandatory enlistment in the armed forces, aka "the draft" Conscription
President who tried to keep the US out of WWI and came up with the Fourteen Points Woodrow Wilson
An imperialist Naval officer who wrote "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History"and said that the US needed a large Navy to become a world power Alfred T. Mahan
Cuba was given their independence, but this said that the US could intervene in their affairs anytime and allowed the US to build a military base at Guantanamo Bay Platt Amendement
Led a volunteer force called the "Rough Riders" who won the Battle of San Juan Hill. Later becomes President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
American ship that exploded in Havana Harbor, killed 260 American soldiers, US blamed Spain USS Maine
US fought Spain in 1898 and won. US gained Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines, and Guam. Made US a world Power Spanish American War
Newspapers exaggerate or sensationalize what is actually happening to influence peoples opinions and sell newspapers. Yellow Journalism
A Yellow Journalist who published articles in the New York Journal. William Randolph Hearst
When a country takes control of a smaller, less developed country as a source for raw materials and new market Imperialism
War between 1914-1918 WWI
Belief that the US should avoid conflict in Europe Isolationism
Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism M-A-I-N causes of WWI
Building up military Militarism
Agreement between nations that if one was attacked the other would help Alliances
A strong devotion to ones nation, the interests of the nation are more important than cooperating with others Nationalism
Archduke of Austria-Hungary that is killed by a Serbian nationalist. Franz Ferdinand
Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire Triple Alliance
Alliance of Great Britain, France, Russia, and later the US Triple Entente
Media uses advertisements to convince people to support the war. Propaganda
German submarines that would shoot down ships U-Boats
Main reason for US entry into WWI. US believed everyone should be able to sail without fear of torpedo's. Freedom of the Seas
British passenger ship that was sunk by the Germans killing 128 Americans The Lusitania
Germany sent this to Mexico saying they would help them get back land lost to the US if they would attack. It was intercepted by the US. The Zimmerman Note
Aka. The Draft. Required all men age 18 and over to register for military service Selective Service Act
People were encouraged to grow these so farmers could send crops to the soldiers fighting. Victory Gardens
Government sold these to help finance the war Liberty/Victory Bonds
Made it a crime to criticize the war Espionage Act 1917
New fighting style, soldiers would dig ditches and shoot at each other. This caused a Stalemate Trench Warfare
When neither side can win Stalemate
Machine Guns, Tanks, airplanes, submarines, poison gas New Weapons
Led by General John J. Pershing and helped win the Battle of the Argonne Forest American Expeditionary Force - A.E.F.
This was the final battle of WWI and most important because the allies broke through German lines. Battle of the Argonne Forest
I am a hero that received the Congressional Medal of Honor in WWI Alvin York
These were created by Woodrow Wilson to create peace, suggested the League of Nations. The Fourteen Points
An organization to mediate international disputes to avoid war. US didn't join and it failed League of Nations
I was the Senator that was opposed to the US joining the League of Nations Henry Cabot Lodge
Ended WWI - Very Harsh on Germany, ultimately led to WWII. Treaty of Versailles
Money owed to pay for war damages Reparations
Disease caused by mosquitoes Yellow Fever
A letter that said President McKinley was weak De Lome Letter
A volunteer Calvary force led by Theodore Roosevelt that helped win key battles in the Spanish-American War Rough Riders
An important battle won by the Rough Riders that helped the US win the Spanish-American War Battle of San Juan Hill
Said that when the war with Spain was over, the US would not annex Cuba. Teller Amendment
He was the first President of Hawaii and later Governor after it was annexed to the US. Sanford Dole
A Yellow Journalist who published articles in the New York World. Joseph Pulitzer
A country stays neutral and doesn't take sides Neutrality
The purchase of Alaska for $7 million (2 cents per acre) was criticized as being a worthless icebox, but was later seen as a huge source of resources Seward's Folly
Area between trenches full of barb wire that made soldiers an easy target. Tanks were used to get through it "No Man's Land"
An agreement by both sides to stop fighting - A truce Armistice
American General who led the AEF, he took inexperienced soldiers and trained them to fight. John J. Pershing
Created by: Tiabrown2


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