history 4 - HIS 204 David R Buck : Assess three of the...

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HIS 204 David R Buck : Assess three of the objectives of American foreign policy prior to World War I. There are three aspects of the objectives of American foreign policy prior to World War I. The first debate(1780s~1820s) were Jeffersonians vs Hamiltonians. Hamiltonians regard a strong alliance between the national government and big business as the key to both domestic stability and to effective action abroad They have long focused on the nation's need to be integrated into the global economy on favorable terms. On the other hand, Jeffersonians hold that American foreign policy should be less concerned about spreading democracy abroad than about safeguarding it at home; they have historically been skeptical about the Hamiltonian and Wilsonian policies that involve the United States with unsavory allies abroad or that increase the risks of war. The second debate between 1830s and 1850s were Manifest destiny vs Sovereign Equality. Manifest Destiny was a concept which heavily influenced American policy in the
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