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How did us foreign policy between 1890 and 1919 change from previous policy directions?
The President directs, and the day to day operations of policy are in the hands of the Secretary of State.
Were American foreign policy decisions in the 1920's justified?
The US would "bail" Britain out, by the use of the "Lend Lease Act" (Arsenal of Democracy...giving Britain Rifles, Pistols, Machineguns, Tanks, Warships, Food, Medical S…upplies, Airplanes, Fuel, Clothing, Ammunition, Artillery Shells, Bombs, Lumber, etc...). In return, the US received base rights, and Britain's acceptance of the US Policy of no further colonialism...at the expense of the US taxpayers.
The US was never completely isolated from the rest of the world. Trade made the US an active member of world affairs. It was during the period of the 1890s that the US f…oreign policy became influenced by imperialism. During that decade, the US became the most important industrial power in the world. That meant we had to find markets and areas to obtain raw materials. Business was also looking at other areas in the world as potential customers for our products. The US military, especially the Navy, was growing and expanding in other areas of the world where we had not had the ability to go in force before. The war with Spain and the presidency of T. Roosevelt also made the US a major economic, military, and imperialistic power.
In 1918, World War I ended and in 1941, World War II began. In between the time was the Roaring 20s era (a time of economic boom) and the Great Depression (quite the opposite)…. During this time, the US looked inward to focus economic growth (during the 20s) and smooth out the depression with the New Deal (in the 30s). The US adopted an "isolationist" policy in which they pretty much ignored (for the most part) foreign affairs. They didn't not want to nor did they need to get involved in world politics and warfare until 1941. You know what happened afterward. there was no economic boom at all. when the war ended unemployment jumped to over 11%. farming dropped off because there was no more foreign demand for American agriculture. America always had said that they wouldn't get into foreign affairs but as history shows they always have.
What were the motivations that caused the US to adopt a more expansionist foreign policy in the late 1890s?
A burgeoning economy in need of larger markets and more resources. This was fueled by "yellow press" and concept of American Exceptionalism.
It was now treated as a World Power.
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Containment of the free trade international market allowed the U.S. and communist countries to avoid nuclear confrontations helping to secure the peacetime foreign policy.
It did not change until WWII.
Germany's foreign policy was conservative and sought to preserve the balance of power in Europe
The Monroe Doctrine was the beginning of a long-term American Policy of preventing other great powers from interfering in Latin American Political affairs. also keeping Eu…ropean powers out of the Americans, The Monroe Doctrine upheld Washington's policy of avoiding entanglements in Eurpean power struggles.
After the 1860s, America was still in reconstruction after the Civil War. But during the turn of the century, American imperialism started with the Spanish-American war and th…e USS Maine incident. When America had received Puerto Rico and the Philippines from Spain after the war, imperialism in America was beginning to fall with the Anti-imperialist sentiment that was helped largely from author Mark Twain. After the 1900s however, American imperialism sum what ended, but still continues today.
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you might want to discuss the Bush administration's African policy legacy and its implications for the Obama administration. Many have argued that the events of 9/11 led the a…dministration to view the African subcontinent differently, and that the US has altered its conception of national interests in the region. The tripling of American foreign aid to the region is noteworthy. there are articles available on this subject via jstor if you have access? there is an excellent article on the defence kind of issue by Francis J. Gavin called Same as It Ever Was: Nuclear Alarm ism, Proliferation, and the Cold War that may be of some use. perhaps it would be worth looking up some issues of the american political science review?
There were three major powers during the cold war. Any one of these three Countries were nuclear capable of destroying the other. The threat of world dominance from Russia was… the primary concern of most Americans basically because of their military and nuclear capabilities. When Nixon became friendly with China, Russia had to deal with the possibilities of dealing with China should Russia attack the US. No one entity was capable of taking on the other two, somewhat of a good stalemate. Even though everyone knew that any nuclear battle would pretty much destroy the planet, there was always that possibility. This alignment with China also made it difficult for all countries to widen their territories as many Countries had done in the past, including these same three. Obviously it did not stop some invasions such as the USSR into Afghanistan however even these types of moves were much more difficult knowing you may now become the property of the other two!