11-28 Foreign Policy - 3 World War I a World War I broke out in Europe in 1914 The U.S wanted to remain neutral but was eventually forced into the

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FOREIGN POLICY 1. American Exceptionalism a. historically referred to as the belief that the United States differs qualitatively from other developed nations , because of its national credo , historical evolution, or distinctive political and religious institutions. b. Americans values and culture is completely different from many nations. c. Reasons for differences: i. First settlers in America had a common goal of escaping; 1. Religious Persecution 2. Monarchists/dictators/emperors/etc… 2. War of 1812 a. US Vs. Britian i. Reasons: 1. Trading with France, Britian’s opponent
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Unformatted text preview: 3. World War I a. World War I broke out in Europe in 1914. The U.S. wanted to remain neutral but was eventually forced into the war by the German policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. b. In 1917 turned into a stalemate c. Built out of: i. Military rivalry – Germany and British ii. Balance-of-power/entangling alliances 1. All of the alliances and treaties untangled and war was declared on many countries. iii. Good guys vs. bad guys iv....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course POLISCI 111 taught by Professor Lupia during the Spring '07 term at University of Michigan.

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