Early 20th Century Foreign Policy

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Early
th
20
Century Foreign
Policy
MS. JEROME
A Changing Era
 The dawn of the 20th century saw the U.S. as an
imperial power.
 Each president of the new era, made variations to
how they saw America’s role in the western
hemisphere, and the world
 William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft,
Woodrow Wilson
Military Diplomacy
 What do you think is meant by the term “military
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diplomacy”
TR coined the phrase “Big Stick Diplomacy”
“Speak softly but carry a big stick”
TR also issued the “Roosevelt Corollary to the
Monroe Doctrine”
Called the U.S. an “international policeman”
TR hoped to establish international negotiations
backed by the threat of force.
Dollar Diplomacy
 The foreign policy outlined by President William
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Howard Taft
U.S. gives out loans to foreign countries.
Encouraged American businesses to invest in foreign
countries
Often times made Latin American countries
financially dependent and indebted to American
businesses
“Dollars not Bullets”
Moral Diplomacy
 The use of integrity, morals and protection of rights
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to promote foreign policy goals
Wilson wanted to show U.S. respect for other
nations’ rights
Wilson opposed imperialism and the big stick and
dollar diplomacy
Wilson refused to support a non democratic nation
in Latin America
If the U.S. only supported pro-democratic countries,
he would economically hurt the non democratic
countries.
Group 1: William McKinley
 Create a prezi for the foreign policy of William
McKinley
 Include the list of events below. Explain each on your
prezi.
 You must decide whether each of the below was
employing Military, Dollar, or Moral Diplomacy:
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Intervention in Hawaii
Spanish American War
Philippine American War
Open Door Notes
Boxer Rebellion
Group 2: Roosevelt
 Create a prezi for the foreign policy of Teddy
Roosevelt
 Include the list of events below. Explain each on your
prezi.
 You must decide whether each of the below was
employing Military, Dollar, or Moral Diplomacy.
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U.S. acquisition of Isthmus of Panama from Colombia (the
Hay Bunau Varilla Treaty of 1903)
Treaty of Portsmouth 1905
“Gentleman’s Agreement” 1908
Great White Fleet
Group 3: Roosevelt continued
 Create a prezi for the foreign policy of Teddy
Roosevelt
 Include the list of events below. Explain each on your
prezi.
 You must decide whether each of the below was
employing Military, Dollar, or Moral Diplomacy.
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Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
Venezuela Crisis
Dominican Republic Crisis
Group 4: Taft
 Create a prezi for the foreign policy of William
Howard Taft
 Include the list of events below. Explain each on your
prezi.
 You must decide whether each of the below was
employing Military, Dollar, or Moral Diplomacy.
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Building railroads in China
Intervention in Hondorus 1909
Intervention in Nicaragua 1911
Group 5: Wilson
 Create a prezi for the foreign policy of Wilson
 Include the list of events below. Explain each on your
prezi.
 You must decide whether each of the below was
employing Military, Dollar, or Moral Diplomacy.
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Jones Act of 1916
Intervention in Haiti (1915)
Conflict with Pancho Villa in Mexico

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