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US 11

Chapter 17

TermDefinition
imperialism stronger nations attempt to create empires by dominating weaker ones (1800s Europe dominated Africa and Asia)
nationalism devotion to one's nation
annex join a new territory to an exiting country (US sought foreign lands during imperialism)
banana republic name for Central American nations because of fruit exports
Factors that led to imperialism Nationalism, Imperialism, Improved transportation
Ways U.S. expands interest abroad Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, President Willam "Seward"
arbitration settlement of a dispute by a person or panel chosen to listen to both sides and come to a decision
jingoism intense burst of national pride and desire for an aggressive foreign policy
Platt Amendment document stipulated that the Cuban government could not enter any foreign agreements, must allow US naval bases, and give the US right to intervene whenever necessary
sphere of influence areas of economic and political control in China
Open Door Policy President McKinley's Secretary of State's policy that US would have equal access to China's millions of consumers
concession a grant for a piece of land in exchange fora promise ot use the land for a specific purpose
Roosevelt Corollary message from Roosevelt about extension of previously accepted ideas denying that the US wanted any more territory
dollar diplomacy Pres. Taft's policy of encouraging AMerican investment in foreign economies
racism belief that differences in character or inelligence are due to one's race
compulsory required as in military service
Great White Fleet A force of United States Navy ships that undertook a world cruise in 1907
Created by: mbarkley