APUSH Unit 7


Spanish American War


Conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in the US's acquisition of territories in western pacific and Latin America.

Treaty of Paris III


Signed in 1898 Spain agreed to renounce all claims to Cuba, cede Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States and transfer the sovereignty of the Philippines for money.

Boxer rebellion

1899 - 1901

Uprising in Northern China against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there.

Open door policy


Issued by US Secretary John Hay, a policy that reaffirmed that all countries should have equal access to trade at any port in Asia.

Russo japanese war

1904 - 1905

Russia and Japan fighting over expansionism in Korea, Manchuria, and other Asian countries.

Roosevelt Corollary


Roosevelts extension of Monroe Doctrine stated that the US had the right to protect its economic interests in South and Central America through military force.

Panama Canal


ship canal cut across a narrow strip of Panama by the US greatly shortening sea voyage and improving trade with Asia.

Birth of a nation


Film about the south during the civil war with a highly controversial portrayal of African Americans.



Germany sent a note to Mexico instructing an ambassador to convince Mexico to go to war with the US in exchange for some of their land back.

14 points


War aims developed by Wilson which he believed would promote lasting global peace.

Volstead Act


Law established a prohibition bureau within the treasury however, largely ineffective and under budgeted.

Treaty of Versailles


Treaty after WWI; harsh enough to set the stage for Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s; Germany took the brunt of the punishment for the treaty.

Schenck v. US


Supreme court ruled any actions taken that present a "clear and present danger" to the public or government isn't allowed and limited free speech under the 1st amendment.

Immigration Act of 1924


Limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the US through a national origins quota; completely excluded immigrants from Asia.