imperialism vocabula

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Imperialism policy of powerful countries trying to control the economy & gov't of weaker nations or regions
Isolationism policy of staying out of world affairs
Expansionism policy of extending a nation's borders
Annex to add on or take over
Sphere of influence area where a nation has special trading privileges
Open Door Policy US policy in 1899 that opened up all the spheres of influence in China to all nations to trade; the Chinese were angry b/c they had no say
Yellow Journalism biased & untrue news reporting that relies on exaggerating news stories & headlines; used in the Spanish- American War
Teddy Roosevelt before becoming a trustbusting president, TR was the leader of a cavalry unit called the Rough Riders. He was also Secretary of the Navy.
William Seward Secretary of State who brought Alaska from Russia
Rough Riders nickname for a military unit led by TR in the Spanish-American War
Monroe Doctrine President Monroe's foreign policy statement that warned European nations to stay out Latin American
Roosevelt Corollary TR,s addition to the Monroe Doctrine that said Europe couldn't interfere with Latin American , but the US could(to preserve "law&order")
USS Maine US battleship sent to Cuba to pick up any remaining Americans before the Spanish-American War broke out; it sunk while in Havana Harbor & the US blamed the Spanish ; it,s sinking led to US involvement in the Spanish-American War

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