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Group F: American Expansion USHGOV Vocabulary and Terms


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Policy by which stronger nations extend their economic, political, or military control over weaker nations
Spanish-American-Cuban War
1898 war that began when the United States demanded Cuba's independence from Spain
Yellow Journalism
style of journalism that exaggerates and sensationalizes the news
De Lome Letter
An 1898 diplomatic incident. The letter, which was intended to be private, was sent to his friend, Don Jose Canelejas, a Spanish official in Havana and was stolen from the Post Office in Havana and released by Cuban revolutionists to Hearst's newspaper. It insulted American President William McKinley.
U.S.S. Maine
U.S. warship that exploded off Havana, Cuba, on February 15, 1898
the legal incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity
Platt Amendment
agreement claiming the UNited States' right to intervene in Cuban affairs
Open Door Policy
U.S. policy proposed in 1899 which stated that no single country should have a monopoly on trade with China
Panama Canal
canal through the Isthmus of Panama that connects the Atlantic and Pacific
Roosevelt Corollary
United States claim of right to interfere in the affairs of Latin American countries
Dollar diplomacy
the term used to describe the effort of the United States — particularly under President William Howard Taft — to further its foreign policy aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.

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