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Imperialism

Empire building

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Protectorate

A nation protected and controlled by a stronger nation

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Foreign-policy

The set of guidelines and practices that a nation follows in its relations with other nations

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Diplomacy

The art of conducting negotiations with other nations

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Yellow journalism

The exaggerated style of newspaper reporting during the 1890s that was sparked by the rivalry between New York City newspapers and helped inflame public support for war with Spain

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Rough Riders

Volunteer cavalry Regiment recruited by Theodore Roosevelt to fight in Cuba in the Spanish-American war

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Platt amendment

Provisions in the Cuban constitution Added as a condition for the withdrawal of US troops in 1902, allowing the United States to intervene in Cuban affairs and to buy or lease land for naval bases

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Big stick policy

Pres. Theodore Roosevelt strong arm approach to foreign affairs, empathizing diplomacy backed by force

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Roosevelt corollary

Pres. Theodore Roosevelt's assertion that, as a direct Corollary of the Monroe doctrine, the United States could intervene to preserve peace and order in the Western Hemisphere and protect US interests

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Dollar diplomacy

Pres. William Howard Taft's approach to foreign-policy, focusing on encouraging and protecting US trade and investment in Latin America and Asia

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Moral diplomacy

Pres. Woodrow Wilson's approach to foreign-policy, focusing on promoting democratic ideals abroad

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Self-determination

The right of people of other nations to determine their own government, free of outside influence

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Annexation

The taking control of the territory and adding it to a country

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Open door policy

A US policy issued in 1899 stating that for nations must allow free trade in China