RunningHead: The Johnson Doctrine1The Johnson DoctrineAmber HowardPOL 300Professor Jane El-YacoubiNovember 3, 2017
The Johnson Doctrine2The Johnson DoctrinePresident Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36thPresident of the United States. Lyndon B. Johnson took office after President John F. Kennedy, who he was Vice President for, was assassinated. There were crises from Vietnam, even though President Johnson was trying to end communism. President Johnson pronounced his Doctrine in 1965, which stated that the United States would act to block a Communist takeover of Latin American republic. His statement established a new principle U.S. foreign policy (Roskin & Berry, 2017). In relations to Latin America President Johnson faced minor crises, when handling the crises his goal was to build up the U.S. influence. The Cuban Communist dictator Castro demanded the return of Guantanamo Naval Base he cut off the water supply. In return President Johnson created a water supply for the Navy. Afterward the Cuban Communist backed off. Another issue was when the Panamanians went against U.S. for the control of the Panama Canal Zone (Lyndon B. Johnson, 2017). The Johnson Doctrine also was meant to reinforce the peace and order, exclude foreign influences, expand U.S. trade and investment, and shape Latin America’s development (Rabe, 2006).