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SOL Review Ch. 8

The United States and the World, 1898-1930

AlaskaPurchased from Russia in 1867 and became a state in 1959.
GoldAttracted many Americans to Alaska.
HawaiiThis group of islands became the 50th state in 1959.
Monroe DoctrineUntil the 1850's, this was the basis of American foreign policy.
Commodore PerryU.S. naval officer who forced Japan to open its ports to overseas trade.
Rough RidersGroup of soldiers, led by Theodore Roosevelt, who defeated the Spanish at the battle of San Juan Hill.
ImperialistsPeople who seek to build empires in other countries.
Panama CanalMan-made waterway opened in 1914--allowed ships to move from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean without sailing around South America.
Spanish-American WarWar between the U.S. and Spain. As a result of this war, the U.S. seized Puerto Rico and the Philippine Islands and recognized Cuba's independence.
World War IU.S. entered this war in 1917 on the side of the Allies.
Allied PowersBritain, France, and Russia (and later the U.S.)
German agressionU.S. entered WWI to end this.
LusitaniaA British passenger ship, with 100 Americans aboard, that was sunk by German submarines.
GermanyThe U.S. fought mainly against this country in WWI
Roosevelt CorollaryAn addition to the Monroe Doctrine that said the U.S. could get involved in Central or South American affairs.
TrenchesWhere the troops in Europe spent most of their time during WWI
The Peace of ParisThe treaty that ended World War I
Central PowersGermany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Belgium--fought against the Allied Powers in WWI
League of NationsEnabled countries to settle problems without going to war.
TariffsTaxes that made foreign imports cost more than goods made in the U.S.
ArmisticeAn agreement to stop fighting.
IsolationismAfter 1918, a policy which kept the U.S. shut off from the rest of the world for 20 years.
November 11, 1918The end of WWI
WWIWorld War I

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