111A U.S. History Since 1877
Definition of terms
1. The Bull Moose Party
It was the third party in the United States of America, formed by President Theodore Roosevelt
in 1912 after losing the presidential nomination with the Republican Party.
2. Teddy Roosevelt
He was the 26th president of the United States of America, and he served from 1901 to 1909. He
also served as the 33rd governor of New York and the 25th vice president of the United States.
3. John Muir
He was an environmental philosopher who advocated for preservation of the natural environment
in the United States of America. He was also known as the father of national parks.
4. W.E.B. Dubois
He was a pan-Africanist and a human rights activist who founded NAACP in 1909.
5. Booker T. Washington
He was an American presidential advisor, who also worked as an educator, orator and author.
6. Alfred Mahan
According to John Keegan, he was the most important American strategist in the 19th century. He
was a historian and a United States naval officer.
7. Yellow Journalism
This is journalism that does not report news that are real with facts. It is characterized with
catchy headlines to draw people’s attention while it spread rumors.
8. Remember the Maine
This was a cry demanding for firm action, since the ship (the Maine) had exploded in Havana
harbor which resulted from Spanish treachery. This led to the loss of 260 sailors.
9. The Teller Amendment
This was an amendment that promised that America would not annex in the precious islands. It
was followed by America declaring war on Spain.
10. Rudyard Kipling
He was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom who authored short storie...