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  • used a "international power" was used to justify sending u.s. troops to the west indies and central america 
  • Monroe Doc- prevented Europeans from establishing new colonies in the western hemisphere
  • they were isolated and cut themselves off from western world and started after opening them up to the world after the treaty of Portsmouth 
  • sphere of influence open door policy: gave equal trading rights to all foreign nations in china
  • Guam is the important port- of -call for Spanish ships crossing the Pacific from mexico to the Philippines. 
  • Hawaii provided a refueling station for american ships 
  • Dollar Diplomacy - encourage bankers to invest money in the less developed Latin American countries 
  • watchful waiting 
  • panama canal president Roosevelt made a deal with Panamanian rebels ans watched independence 
  • reasons for expansion:  - raw materials  - compete with other major powers  - spread Christianity - thought would be a world power with a strong navy  
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