1_29_09 - 1. Roosevelt Corollary (1904)-like Monroe...

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1. Roosevelt Corollary (1904)-like Monroe Doctrine a. Empowered US to act as a “police power” b. Justification to intervene. 2. William Howard Taft a. Dollar Diplomacy-belief that business investment could replace militarism. i. Increase US trade/investment would cause increase political influence ii. Often required some military presence to have stability 3. Woodrow Wilson-1913 a. “Progressive President”-domestic reform b. Drawn into international crises. c. Nationalism/militarism/violence abroad. d. Mexican Revolution (land reform) i. First event into International Affairs. ii. First major revolution of 20 th century. “experimental” “complex” “socialist revolution” (most Mexicans didn’t want capitalist society) iii. Only foreigners keeping Mexico together. iv. Porfirio Diaz-took Mexican peasant land and giving it to foreigners. 1. Foreigners owned about 1/5 of Mexico’s land at end of regime. v.
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