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1

What does imperialism mean?

A stronger country talking over a weaker country in order to build an empire

2

What is social Darwinism?

Belief that democracy was the fittest form of government and would spread throughout the world

3

What is yellow journalism ?

Type of newspaper writing that exaggerated a story

4

Who were two yellow journalists?

Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph

5

What does nationalism mean?

Pride and love for your country

6

What does isolation mean?

Non-involvement in world affairs

7

What does diplomacy mean

Handling affairs without conflict

8

What is the Sherman anti-trust act

Outlawing trusts and monopolies in the u.s

9

Why did the United States go to war with Spain

To free Cuba from spanish control
“ the yellow press “ - made Americans hate Spain

10

Who was president of the United States during the spanish American war

President McKinley

11

What areas did William Seward obtain as Secretary of State

Alaska
Midway Islands
Danish Virgin Islands
Hawaiian Islands

12

Why did American attitudes change in the late 1800’s

Nationalism
New idea - Darwinism
Foreign markets - they wanted to make more money

13

Why did the United States want to go to war in 1898

Spain attacked the Maine
To free Cuba from spanish control

14

What was the platt amendment

Cuba was granted their independence if we can interfere with their affairs

15

What we’re three effects of the spanish American war

Puerto Rico and Guam became u.s territory
Cuba was granted their independence if we can interfere with their affairs.
An American colony was set up in the Philippines

16

What was the open door policy

A policy set forth by the u.s advocating equal trade opportunity for all nations dealing with China

17

Why did president Roosevelt want to build the Panama Canal

To connect the Atlantic and pacific oceans
U.s. wanted an easier access to Asian markets

18

How was president Roosevelt able to persuade the people of panama to let the United States build the Panama Canal

Telling the Panamanians they would back up a revolt against Colombia

19

What was the Roosevelt corollary

If a situation should arise in the Western Hemisphere that required international police power, the u.s. would do that job

20

What reforms did the progressives want to make in the early 1900’s

Expand democracy
Bring about good government
Limit the power of big business and big money
Increase the government regulation where the public interest was involved
Help the poor, weak, and unfortunate