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Vocabulary: Ch.12

IMPERIALISM the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas
PROTECTORATE A relationship of protection and partial control assumed by a superior power over a dependent country or region
ANGLO SAXONISM A characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon race; especially, a word or an idiom of the Anglo-Saxon tongue
JOSIAH STRONG (1847 – 1916) was an American Protestant clergyman, organizer, editor and author
MATTHEW C. PERRY April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858) was the Commodore of the U.S. Navy who compelled the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854
QUEEN LILIUOKALANI was the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.
JAMES G. BLAINE dominant Republican leader of the late 19th century, and champion of the "Half-Breed" faction of the GOP. Nickname "The Continental Liar From the State of Maine
PAN AMERICANISM has been used by North American imperialism as a justification for the economic, political, and often outright military expansion of the USA into Latin America.
ALFRED T. MAHAN September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.
HENRY CABOT LODGE (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924) was an US statesman, a Republican politician, and a noted historian from Massachusetts.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher. twice elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives, but ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of New York City in 1905 and 1909
JOSEPH PULITZER Hungarian-American newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer introduced the techniques of "new journalism" to the newspapers he acquired in the 1880s and became a leading national figure in the Democratic party.
YELLOW JOURNALISM type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism
ENRIQUE DUPUY de LOME Spanish diplomat who is best known for a letter he penned to a Spanish official in Cuba in 1898.
JINGOISM extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy".[1] In practice, it refers to the advocation of the use of threats or actual force against other countries in order to safeguard what they perceive as their country's national interests
THEODORE ROOSEVELT 26th President of the United States. He is noted for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his "cowboy" image and robust masculinity, leader of the Republican Party.
GEORGE DEWEY admiral of the United States Navy. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. He was also the only person in the history of the United States to have attained the rank of Admiral of the Navy
EMILIO AGUINALDO Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. He played an instrumental role during the Philippines' revolution against Spain, and the subsequent Philippine-American War that resisted American occupation. Philippines' first President.
ROUGH RIDERS name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action.
LEONARD WOOD was a physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba and Governor General of the Philippines. Early in his military career, he received the Medal of Honor.
FORAKER ACT officially the Organic Act of 1900, is a United States federal law that established civilian (limited popular) government on the island of Puerto Rico, which had been newly acquired by the United States as a result of the Spanish–American War
PLATT AMENDMENT 1901 was a rider appended to the Army Appropriations Act presented to the U.S. Senate by Connecticut Republican Senator Orville H. Platt (1827–1905) replacing the earlier Teller Amendment.
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE is an area or region over which a state or organization has significant cultural, economic, military or political influence.
OPEN DOOR POLICY concept in foreign affairs, which usually refers to the policy around 1900 allowing multiple Imperial powers access to China, with none of them in control of that country.
BOXER REBELLION also called The Boxer Uprising by some historians or the Righteous Harmony Society Movement in northern China, was a proto-nationalist movement by the "Righteous Harmony Society"
GREAT WHITE FLEET sixteen U.S. Navy battleships of the Atlantic Fleet, on a worldwide voyage of circumnavigation from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909.
HAY PAUCENFOTE TREATY an agreement by which Great Britain recognized the right of the United States to build a canal across Nicaragua or Panama
DOLLAR DIPLOMACY the term used to describe the effort of the United States — particularly under President William Howard Taft — to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries
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