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Imperialism Vocab


Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. "the struggle against imperialism"
Sensationalism the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement.
Protectorate a state that is controlled and protected by another.
Isthmus a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.
Foreign Policy A country's foreign policy, also called foreign relations or foreign affairs policy, consists of self-interest strategies chosen by the state to safeguard its national interests and to achieve goals within its international relations milieu.
Spanish-American War The Spanish–American War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence.
Joseph Pulitzer Joseph John Pulitzer was a newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York World. He fought against corruption and helped keep the Statue of Liberty in New York
William Randolph War William Randolph War was a American businessman known for making the nations largest newspaper chain and media
Yellow Journalism journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.
De Lome Letter A note written by Señor Don Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, the Spanish Ambassador to the United States to Don José Canalejas, the Foreign Minister of Spain
USS Maine USS Maine was a United States Navy ship that sank in Havana Harbor in February 1898, contributing to the outbreak of the Spanish–American War.
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States.
Alfred Thayer Mahan Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States naval officer and historian, who John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century."
Platt Amendment The Platt Amendment, an amendment to a U.S. army appropriations bill, established the terms under which the United States would end its military occupation of Cuba
Queen Liliuokalani Queen Liliuokalani was the last sovereign of the Kalākaua dynasty, which had ruled a unified Hawaiian kingdom since 1810.
Sanford B Dole Sanford Ballard Dole was a lawyer and jurist in the Hawaiian Islands as a kingdom, protectorate, republic, and territory
John Hay John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century.
Open Door Policy A foreign affairs initially used to refer to the United States policy that would establish a system of trade in China equally
Boxer Rebellion The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising was an anti-imperialist, anti-foreign, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China toward the end of the Qing dynasty.
Panama Canal The Panama Canal is an artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.
Roosevelt Corollary/ Big Stick Policy The Roosevelt Corollary was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine articulated by President Theodore Roosevelt in his State of the Union address after the Venezuela Crisis of 1902
Dollar Diplomacy Dollar diplomacy of the United States was a form of American foreign policy to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power
Created by: JBasaldua2003



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