Essay on Chapter 24 Vocab

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Chapter 24
February 21, 2013

1. Lusitania- A British passenger ship that was sunk by a German U-boat on May 7, 1915. 128 Americans died. 2. Hay-Bunau Varilla Treaty- Treaty signed in 1903 between the United States and panama that allowed the United States to build the Panama Canal. United States leased the 10-mile wide Canal Zone with a down payment of $10 million and an annual payment of $250,000 for ninety-nine years. Occurred shortly after the Panama revolution that gave Panama its independence. 3. Roosevelt Corollary- Roosevelt’s 1904 extension of the Monroe doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in south and central America by using military force. 4. Taft- Katsura Agreement- 1905 agreement: US concede Japanese predominance over Korea in return for Japan's pledge to not undermine the US position in the Philippines. 5. Gentlemen’s Agreement- In 1907 Theodore Roosevelt arranged with japan that japan would voluntarily restrict the emigration of its nationals to the u.s. 6. “Dollar Diplomacy”- foreign policy idea by Taft to make countries dependent on the u.s. by heavily investing in their economies 7. Moral Diplomacy- foreign policy of President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson hoped to influence and controls other countries through economic pressure, refusing to support non-democratic countries. Helped with the advancement of human rights in Latin America. 8. Edward House- Wilson sent chief foreign policy adviser to London, Paris, and berlin to negotiate a peace settlement. It was unsuccessful. 9. Woman’s Peace Party- started by Jane Addams and Carrie chapman cat in 1915, reformers who wanted peace because the war took the emphasis from progressivism 10. The German Literary Defense Committee- organized in August 1914 for the purpose of creating reading matter and distributing its literature among citizens of the United States, presenting the German cause, etc. In the present war, including true information as to the developments of the war as well as the real causes which led to it. 11. Sussex Pledge- a promise Germany made to America, after Wilson threatened to sever ties, to stop sinking their ships without warning, Germany block promise. 12. Charles Evans Hughes- started government regulation of public utilities. He was secretary of state under Harding and later became chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was the republican candidate in 1916, and lost to Wilson by less than 1% of the vote. 13. John J. Pershing- commander of the American expeditionary force (aef), was sent by Wilson to capture pancho villa but did not capture him. 14. Selective Service Act- this 1917 law provided for the registration of all American men between the ages of 21 and 30 for a military draft 15. Committee on Public Information (CPI)- a propaganda machine headed by George creel that created numerous posters, short films, and pamphlets explaining the war to Americans and encouraging them to purchase war bonds to gain support for wwi. 16. Espionage Act of 1917- June 15, 1917, which made it a crime for a person to