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ID’s for Exam II – HIST 157 Spanish- American War/ Pre WWI "Remember the Maine"- rallying cry to get the US involved in the Spanish- American war. The Maine sank, the US blamed Spain, exaggerated through Yellow Journalism to encourage US involvement Platt Amendment -(1901) In the treaty with Spain ending the war, the United States acquired the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Island of Guam. As for Cuba, before recognizing its independence, McKinley forced the island’s new government to approve this Amendment to Cuban constitution that reserved the US's right to intervene in Cuban affairs and forced newly independent Cuba to house American navel bases on the island. Named so because it was drafted by Senator Orville H. Platt of Connecticut. Roosevelt Corollary - A principle reflected by Teddy Roosevelt ’s actions in Panama— This held that the United States had the right to exercise “an international police power in the Western Hemisphere—a significant expansion of Monroe’s pledge to defend the hemisphere against European intervention. The Open Door Policy - Soon after the war ended, The US announced the Open Door Policy. It demanded that the European powers grant equal access of American exports in Asia. It referred to the free movement of goods and money, not people. Even as the United States banned the immigration of the Chinese to this country, it insisted on access to the markets and investment opportunities in Asia. Panama Canal - Ship canal between North and South Americas, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Opened in 1914 WWI Terms: Lend-lease - Method by which US neutrally supplied arms to the Allied Nations. Lusitania - British passenger ship sunk by German U-boats, provoked US entry to war (1915) Zimmerman telegram - telegram sent from Germany to Mexico, intercepted by the British that talked about German/Mexican alliance and promised the return of land from the US to Mexico. "Peace without Victory"- Wilson, before WWI, His idea of how the war should be resolved. Idealism: War should end by truce, and therefore no further problems or reparations will continue. Idealistic but unrealistic, the brits wouldn’t simply forgive the Germans.
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Fourteen Points - Prsented in the Wnter of 1918 before the U.S. were majorly entrenched in war. Wilson’s blueprint for postwar peace in Europe after WWI. Included such things as: freedom of the sees, open treaties, nations right to self determination ad the League of Nations. Very few points were enacted because the war didn’t allow for this type of resolution. Seen as naïve and unrealistic, League of Nations - one of Wilson’s 14 points, pre-UN type organization of nations for the sake of common interest and war prevention. Treaty of Versailles
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