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De Facto

Exercising power or serving a function without being legally or officially established . . . government being run by force.


De Jure

A de jure government is the legal, legitimate government of a state and is so recognized by other states.


Diplomatic Recognition

Acknowledge the legal existence of another government


Senate Vote Required to Approve a Treaty

Treaties need to be approved by two-thirds of the senate or a minimum of 67 votes.


Fourteen Point Plan

Wilson's plan for peace after Germany lost World War I.


Zimmerman Note

A secret note from Germany to Mexico whixh offered significant financial aid to Mexico if it agreed to enter any future U.S-German conflict as a German ally. If victorious in the conflict, Germany also promised to restore to Mexico the lost territories of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Discovery of note helped turn US public opinion towards entering the War against Germany.


54-40 or Fight

Compromise between US and British over Oregon boundry that allowed it to become a US territory.


Lone Star Republic

Between the time that Texas gained its independence from Mexico and the time it joined the United States, it spent most of a decade as an independent republic. The short-lived nation of Texas is sometimes referred to as the Lone Star Republic.


Anti Imperialism

Anti-imperialism is the opposition to colonialism, colonial empire, and imperialism. As such, anti-imperialism includes opposition to wars of conquest, especially wars meant to conquer and colonise countries and wars meant to subjugate peoples of different cultures. The term also comprises political opposition to the territorial expansion of a country beyond its established borders.


Boxer Rebellion

An unsuccessful rebellion in China in 1900, the objective of which was to drive out all foreigners, remove all foreign influence, and compel Chinese Christians to give up their religion.


Dollar Diplomacy

President Taft foreign policy . . . the goal of diplomacy to improve US financial opportunities, and also to use private capital to further U.S. interests overseas.